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LRBill

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Posted: 09/18/20 05:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We keep a bit of water in the toilet at all times to keep the seal wet but during this last drought spell it dried up and now doesn't hold water in the bowl.
I have washed the seal thoroughly and put a rag down on it and kept it wet for a few hours but no dice.
What do I have to do to get it to seal again? Does the seal need to be replaced? That looks like it would be a real pain...

Any intel on this would really be appreciated!

Bill

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Posted: 09/18/20 05:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

put vaseline all around the seal

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I never leave a bit of water in the toilet..just Vaseline and silicon.


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Posted: 09/18/20 06:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Turn off water
Open ball valve and dry seal off...top/bottom
Then rub Olive oil into/onto seal
Close ball valve

I have been using olive oil for years...2007 5th wheel and seal is OEM (and we used it alot FTd for 7 yrs)
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samsphones wrote:

put vaseline all around the seal


Exactly what I was going to suggest or silicone grease.


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Pretty much the same answers...Olive oil, Vaseline, silicon...but not just water.

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Ahhhh, never thought of those ideas. Thanks for the help!

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Vaseline is petroleum based, I would not put that on rubber gaskets.

I agree with Old-Biscuit, but I’ve used vegetable oil to rejuvenate a seal that leaked. Additionally I recommend putting an inch of vegetable oil in the toilet to keep the seal in good condition if you store for a while. It will keep the seal lubricated, and it won’t evaporate.


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I agree with MNRon. Petroleum based products dissolve rubber. Use a non-petroleum product like vegetable oil or silicone grease. The vegetable oil film on top in the toilet is a wonderful suggestion for long term storage. (I need to go out and check mine.)


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replace the seal. It's easy.Amazon is your friend.


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