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Old 09-06-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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fresh water tubing

The fitting for the water supply line on the toilet is leaking, I'v tried tightening it and even tried Teflon tape but it still leaks. Today I took a good look at it and it appears the rubber O ring in the fitting is bad (most likely from me over tightening it), my question is, what type tubing is it and are O rings and such available?
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As long as the nut for tightening is not split the O ring can be replaced.
It maybe dried out from age and needs replacement.
Most hardware stores have different sizes for replacement, I would try that before getting into pipe fitting replacements.
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What make and model is the toilet. How old is it, what color is the supply line pipe.
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My best guess is that it is PEX and Lowes has fittings for it...
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Probably PEX! Most Home Depot or Lowes, along with local hardware stores will stock the fittings. Some need a crimping tool and others are easier as they just slip on.
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I found out it's not an O ring but a sort of cone shaped seal. Picked up a couple at our local RV center, The female connection's retaining ring is crimped on so close to it that it can't be slid back on the tubing so I had to dig the old seal out with a knife. Put in the new seal and all looked good, then it started "seaping"...... I think I'm going to replace the connection with one from Shark Bite. I've read some good reviews about Shark Bite and if I can get one that will fit the valve on the toilet I'll go that way.
Bjsrv, it's a Thetford Aqua Magic IV and it's twenty years old...
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I found out it's not an O ring but a sort of cone shaped seal. Picked up a couple at our local RV center, The female connection's retaining ring is crimped on so close to it that it can't be slid back on the tubing so I had to dig the old seal out with a knife. Put in the new seal and all looked good, then it started "seaping"...... I think I'm going to replace the connection with one from Shark Bite. I've read some good reviews about Shark Bite and if I can get one that will fit the valve on the toilet I'll go that way.
Bjsrv, it's a Thetford Aqua Magic IV and it's twenty years old...
Shark Bite (and similar) fittings are outstanding. No tools are required, and they will adapt to various kinds of pipe. They are great for installation in tight quarters.

Make sure the back end of the inlet fitting on the toilet isn't rough (or worse yet, cracked). That may be the reason you can't get a seal.
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Shark Bite (and similar) fittings are outstanding. No tools are required, and they will adapt to various kinds of pipe. They are great for installation in tight quarters.

Make sure the back end of the inlet fitting on the toilet isn't rough (or worse yet, cracked). That may be the reason you can't get a seal.
I replaced the valve on the toilet a few years ago, the leak seems to be where the tube enters the female connector.
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Replaced the offending parts with Shark Bite parts, no more leak and it was quick and easy!
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With the age if the toilet I would recommend changing the whole water valve assy. That way you get to remove the toilet clean the whole thing and install a new gasket at the bottom on the closet flange.
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With the age if the toilet I would recommend changing the whole water valve assy. That way you get to remove the toilet clean the whole thing and install a new gasket at the bottom on the closet flange.


Changed the valve a couple of years ago, replaced the flange seal then and again now (had the toilet out for a remodel)....
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