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Old 08-25-2007, 12:20 PM   #1
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I just finished fixing a leaky toilet. My cost was about $42 for the part. But, I got to thinking what would it have cost me had I taken it to the dealer.

Here is the part that needed to be Installed.



Here is where the resides, behind the toilet bowl.


COSTS

1) $125 Fuel for 6 hr round trip to the dealer
2) $50-$75 for the part with dealer mark up
3) $100 Labor if I am lucky
4) 1 day out of my life if the dealer actually gets it done in a day.

Note - I had to take the bowel off do to the fact that there is not enough room to remove the part because of the proximity to the wall.
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I just finished fixing a leaky toilet. My cost was about $42 for the part. But, I got to thinking what would it have cost me had I taken it to the dealer.

Here is the part that needed to be Installed.



Here is where the resides, behind the toilet bowl.


COSTS

1) $125 Fuel for 6 hr round trip to the dealer
2) $50-$75 for the part with dealer mark up
3) $100 Labor if I am lucky
4) 1 day out of my life if the dealer actually gets it done in a day.

Note - I had to take the bowel off do to the fact that there is not enough room to remove the part because of the proximity to the wall.
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:53 PM   #3
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Dale, what problems were you having with your toilet to make you diagnose a vacuum breaker?
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Just before we left on vacation in July the wife noticed the floor was wet behind the toilet. After I torn the toilet apart to tighten the clamps on the hoses and reassembling it I still had a leak/drip. So. we put a towel down and when on vacation. I picked up the part at a RV place in MN just in case I had to fix it while on vacation.

OBTW - I found that the toilet was assembled wrong... One of the rubber gaskets with "This Side Up" written on it was in the wrong spot and upside down. Now it holds water like it should.
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Old 08-25-2007, 04:24 PM   #5
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Dale this is something that comes with the toilet and not something Newmar would have added.
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Yes, Roger I would assume that it is Dometic issue and not a Newmar issue.

Had I not disassembled the toilet I would probably never have figured out why it hold water for days and then all of a sudden not hold water.
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I had a leak in my toilet, but it was older. I tried fixing it, but the fix was so-so. So I went to one of the surplus placed, and got a brand new toilet. A lot nicer than the old one! So for like $125 or so, the entire project was done. I would have paid more than that to have someone fix the old one.
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