Repair when Not in Use

Installing / resolving leaks at the tank bolts

Installing the tank bolts can be done in a variety of ways. Each professional has their own preference as to how this should be accomplished.

Read more for Fluidmaster’s recommended installation and to see a diagram of the recommended installation.

Recommended order of sealing and installing a tank to bowl toilet bolt:

  1. Bolt Head
  2. Rubber Washer
  3. Toilet Tank
  4. Metal Washer (Optional, use only if there is a gap between the tank and the bowl)
  5. Thin Metal Hex Nut (Optional, use only if there is a gap between the tank and the bowl)
  6. Toilet Bowl
  7. Rubber Washer
  8. Metal Washer
  9. Metal Hex Nut

DO NOT use a metal washer directly under the bolt head inside the tank as this will cause a leak.

For Kohler 3-bolt tanks, Fluidmaster recommends that you use Kohler’s triangular tank to bowl gasket and bolt kit.

Recommended Installation Diagram

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DO NOT use a metal washer directly under the bolt head inside the tank, as this will cause a leak.

For Kohler 3-bolt tanks, Fluidmaster recommends that you use Kohler’s triangular tank to bowl gasket and bolt kit.

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