Question about American Standard 2002.014 - Champion4 Right Height Elongated Toilet Combination - Two-Piece

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Hole in back of toilet (stool) leaks water.

American Standard. A small hole was placed in rear of the toilet during the manufacturing. I suppose it is some kind of vent. I don't know why it leaks.

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  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    I have the same issue. I kept finding water on the floor around toilet base. At first I thought it was due to a leak around the base gasket but after replacing I still had leak. I checked around the back side of the toilet bowl and noticed a small hole. Looks like a vent. It appears to be open to the drain trap from the tank, Anyway it leaks, not all the time which is the frustrating part. If someone knows why this would be occurring I sure would like the help. I thought about sealing with silicon but this is a new toilet and it shouldn't leak in the first place. I have a Standard Collection toilet

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    I had the same problem with an American Standard.  My plumber said it had to be a manufacturing defect.  He said he has been installing toilets for many years, but had never seen anything like this before.

  • avmanzo Apr 13, 2009

    I have no solution yet, and I'm not sure that the problem is identical.

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The hole your refering to is common in the manufacturing of toilets and is generally filled before it leaves the manufacturing. I have repaired several toilets, new toilets, all American Standard, using a good grade of epoxy - not silicone. I used West System epoxy as this is made for marine projects and surprisingly states "toilet repair" as one of the uses of their product. I'd suggest carefully chipping the smooth porcelan around the hole to give the epoxy something to grip. Use a knife or screwdriver to gently chip the edges and make sure the area is dry. Press the epoxy into the hole and give it enough time to cure before putting it back in service. Of course, if the toilet is less than a month old I suggest returning it and getting a new toilet.

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Are you sure its not a manufacturing error? i would talk about it to whom ever you bought it off of

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