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WATER TANK CRACKED. IS IT DEFECTIVE?

My 1972 Crane toilet developed a crack on each side of the tank all by itself! It caused major water damage because of the leaking. How can this happen? It is in our vacation condo.

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There are a few things that could have happened.

Your tank could have froze and cracked.

The tank bolts could have been overtightened and cracked the tank.

Someone jarred the tank and got a crack started.

The tanks are porcelain and if you hit it with a hammer, it would break easily.

Since it has made it since 1972, I'm pretty sure that it is not a factory defect.

If I am leaving for an extended period of time, I always shut off the main water supply to the house. There are a lot of things that could leak and if you aren't there, they could leak a lot of water before catching it.


Posted on Apr 23, 2009

  • Tim Phipps Apr 23, 2009

    I'm sure that this inappropriate rating is incorrect.

    Trying to help someone for free is obviously a waste of time in this case.

    I'm sure that the person who gave this rating is ignorant and must have left this rating in error.

    Next time have a plumber make a service call and he will tell you the exact same thing for $150.00.






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