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Old crane toilet, leak between tank and toilet, need new gasket.

I have a Crane toilet, installed 1962. It had to removed recently to repair the wall behind it and when it was replaced & water turned on there was a leak between the tank and toilet. Bought a repair kit at a local store, but plumber said the gasket is not thick enough and it is not likely that I would find a repair kit locally that would fix the problem and the only solution is to get a new toilet. What do you advise?

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  • heatguy May 11, 2010

    got to agree with smithbrother go to supply house you could find a gasket that will work but put a new toilet in and save some water

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    If you need a thicker gasket, go to the plumbing supply and get a thiicker one. I am still getting parts for 1938 model toilets. Sound somewhat like a run around?  

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You might try looking in an hardware store, or a plumbing shop that has been in business for a long time. Sometimes they have parts that can't be found elsewhere. I would take the old seal with you, if you still have it.

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