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I am trying to loosen the plastic nut under the toilet tank. The tank seems to be leaking from this spot.

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I use a spud wrench, cheap one is about 6$ but, check your rubber flat washers on your tank bolts,they get hard and crack, or it's possible that your tank has a hairline crack running from tankbolt hole to tankbolt hole, both are common problems

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