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Old 2009-10-19, 08:59 AM
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Hi all, i noticed the grout around the toilet and pedistal sink in our powder room is damp. should i be worried?
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Old 2009-10-19, 10:17 AM
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Depends on why its wet in the first place. Check the toilet tank water connections and where the tank is attached to the bowl. If there are wet spots, dry them and see if they reappear. This will give you an indication if you have a leak. If it gets wet when you flush the toilet, your wax seal might be installed incorrectly. Check the water connections on the sink at the pipe and the taps. Again dry wet spots and see if they reapear. Also check around where the drain meets the bottom of the sink. Either way you should get in touch with your builder and have them take a look. If things keep leaking, turn the water off to the effected piece and wait for the builder to correct. Hope this helps.
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Old 2009-10-19, 05:32 PM
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toilets often leak from the bolts that hold the tank to the bowl - sometimes the neoprene washer doesn't work so good - easily fixed with a dab of silicone from the inside of the tank.
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Old 2009-10-20, 08:40 AM
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the toilet in my powder room is a one piece toilet. i will talk to my site supervisor about this and put it on my 1 year form.
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Old 2009-10-20, 09:28 AM
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dont wait a year, call or go to site trailer and tell them u have a water leak, my master bath had staining around the toilet, it we called and they re installed it properly, i think the wax seal was bad... or incorrectly installed... toilet installed on vinyl will get different hardware then toilets installed on tile(spacers)..

Anyway mattamy responded within a week on this issue, i would not wait on water leaks.. whats below could get damaged.
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