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Fix a Bathroom Leak

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:16 am
by roninmedia
Simple as this. The water supply pipe that feeds my cistern has a leak. If you view my water supply pipe from the side, the pipe forms a bowl shape leading to the bottom of the cistern; the leak is at the bottom of the "bowl". Do you guys have a simple fix for the leak?

Re: Fix a Bathroom Leak

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:24 am
by knapplc
This is a pipe that goes to the cistern from the wall? Is it a pipe, or is it a banded flex tube?

Is the leak from a split?

I don't suppose you could take a picture of this, could you?

Re: Fix a Bathroom Leak

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:25 am
by Tavish
roninmedia wrote:Simple as this. The water supply pipe that feeds my cistern has a leak. If you view my water supply pipe from the side, the pipe forms a bowl shape leading to the bottom of the cistern; the leak is at the bottom of the "bowl". Do you guys have a simple fix for the leak?

Replace the water supply. You can get a flex supply fairly cheap at a local hardware store.

Re: Fix a Bathroom Leak

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:26 am
by Coppermine
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Re: Fix a Bathroom Leak

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:27 am
by knapplc
Tavish wrote:
roninmedia wrote:Simple as this. The water supply pipe that feeds my cistern has a leak. If you view my water supply pipe from the side, the pipe forms a bowl shape leading to the bottom of the cistern; the leak is at the bottom of the "bowl". Do you guys have a simple fix for the leak?

Replace the water supply. You can get a flex supply fairly cheap at a local hardware store.


That's if the leak is actually coming from the supply pipe and not the cistern. That's why I was looking for a pic.


Ronin you could also check out http://home.howstuffworks.com/toilet.htm for info.

Re: Fix a Bathroom Leak

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:30 am
by roninmedia
Yeah. It is a banded flex pipe that goes from the cistern to the wall. The leak is coming from the supply pipe itself. So easy fix is go to hardware store, replace old one with new one, correct?

Re: Fix a Bathroom Leak

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:42 am
by Pacman
Word of advice, be extra careful when connecting the new supply to the tank (assuming the tank is porcelin). If you over-tighten and crack (or even CHIP) the opening of the tank.. that can't be replaced, and you'll need a new toilet.

Re: Fix a Bathroom Leak

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:43 am
by knapplc
roninmedia wrote:Yeah. It is a banded flex pipe that goes from the cistern to the wall. The leak is coming from the supply pipe itself. So easy fix is go to hardware store, replace old one with new one, correct?

Yep. It'll take you all of five minutes. Shut off the water at the wall, flush your toilet a couple of times to empty the cistern, then undo the old pipe, screw on the new one and you're done. ;-D

And yes - Pacman is right on ^^^.