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    Default Hairline crack on toilet bowl..

    I noticed a 3 to 4" long crack in the bowl of one of our toilets today - . We do not remember hitting it with anything so I have no idea how it got there.. It does not appear to be leaking at this time (ie no water on teh floor)

    I am concerned about it breaking and causing a HUGE water problem.. Would you agree that it needs to be replaced asap?

    thanks

    Brian
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    Default Re: Hairline crack on toilet bowl..

    I'd rather be safe than sorry...$$'s later on.

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    Default Re: Hairline crack on toilet bowl..

    Do you know that it is actually a crack vs. a manufacturing flaw that you just hadn't noticed before? But, yes, if there's a crack, I'd be out shopping for another toilet.
    Bird

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    Default Re: Hairline crack on toilet bowl..

    You must realize that if the toilet fails, it will do it at the worst possible time when you are ____ ____ ____ . (You can fill in the blanks.)
    Jim


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    Default Re: Hairline crack on toilet bowl..

    I met a guy about 2 years ago that had the worst looking scar on his arm. He said he was removing a toilet and had his arms around it when it broke. It cut him terribly, and caused all kinds of damage.

    Please be careful.

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    Default Re: Hairline crack on toilet bowl..

    Quote Originally Posted by 2manyrocks View Post
    I met a guy about 2 years ago that had the worst looking scar on his arm. He said he was removing a toilet and had his arms around it when it broke. It cut him terribly, and caused all kinds of damage.

    Please be careful.
    Yep, I wouldn't put my arms around it, but they can also be slick and hard to hold onto with your hands. I let one slip out of my hands once and of course it broke into many pieces so then we went and bought a new one.
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    Default Re: Hairline crack on toilet bowl..

    CHANGE IT!!!
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    Default Re: Hairline crack on toilet bowl..

    We had a bowl with a crack on the outside. No idea how long it had been there. If it's a crack on the outside only it won't leak.


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    Default Re: Hairline crack on toilet bowl..

    OK you wise ppl have spoken.. water is turned off until i get back home (im out of town until wed) and can get a new one installed.. sorta mixed blessing to be honest we regretted not putting in a handicap/comfort heighth when we built, so now we can correct that..

    thanks

    b
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    Default Re: Hairline crack on toilet bowl..

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    OK you wise ppl have spoken.. water is turned off until i get back home (im out of town until wed) and can get a new one installed.. sorta mixed blessing to be honest we regretted not putting in a handicap/comfort heighth when we built, so now we can correct that..

    thanks

    b
    Good decision. Murphys law says its guaranteed to break at exactly the wrong time.

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