It seems my very first discussion
here on the forum was a bit of a premonition. I've discovered a leak in the hinterlands behind the toilet...
The leak is at the fitting where the pump outlet hose connects to the CW distribution system. I can see a slow but continuing drip coming from the crimped connection between the PEX itself and the male side of the threaded fitting. If I twist the connector the fitting actually turns in the PEX. The photo below shows the location I'm referring to, but on my [email protected]
the connection is closer to the pump so I am able to see it (barely) through the access door.
That crimped fitting is going to need to be replaced, so it looks like I may be the guinea pig for building an access panel in the wall behind the toilet. This will necessitate removing the toilet and carefully cutting as large a hole as possible in the plywood wall. To cover and seal the hole I'm thinking a simple sheet of heavy plastic with a gasket screwed tightly over the hole once the repairs are made.
So at the moment I have two questions...
1) Has anybody removed the toilet? Is the seal between the throne and the tank reusable or is it something that will have to be replaced? @4ncar
, you posted this photo in another discussion, maybe you have some insight?
2) Any other bright ideas?