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I have a leak around outside of the bowl which I suspect is due to a leak between the cistern and bowl/pan connection but can't figure out how to remove the cistern from the pan? There don't appear to be any cracks in the bowl externally or internally so I suspect the leak is between interfaces/connections. Could it be that the valves and flaps referred to in a previous listing need to be replaced?

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  • Kenneth Reaume' May 11, 2010

    What is the make and model of the item in question? Thx



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You should have two bolts going through the tank connecting the tank to the bowl , inbetween those bolts is the pipe that the water flows through from your tank to your bowl , this pipe has a gasket on it. if the bolts are loose on the tank it will cause that gasket to leak, you have to take the bolts off and get a new tank to bowl gasket, any plumbing supply place should have some for you , you will want to get new tank to bowl bolts ang gaskets for that aswell or you will have problems with those leaking too when you put it all back together!

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