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Thetford toilet leaks down

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Douglas Smith
Sat, Sep 11, 2021 8:01 PM

Thanks Jim!

On Sep 11, 2021, at 2:45 PM, James Hupy jamesh1296@gmail.com wrote:

There is no trap under an RV toilet to prevent sewer gasses from traveling
through the toilet. That is the purpose of the water in the toilet. Just
because you cannot smell a colorless, odorless, volatile gas does not mean
that it is not harmful. Again, that is what the water does.
Jim Hupy
Salem, Oregon

On Sat, Sep 11, 2021, 12:37 PM Douglas Smith dsmithy18@gmail.com wrote:

I'm not sure I get the point of this whole thread. Is your toilet supposed
to hold water all the time? Ours flushes normally, doesn't smell and I've
never even checked to see if it holds water. My little tissue removal tool
only sees use when the gate valve is obviously not fully closing.

Douglas & Virginia Smith,
dsmithy18 at gmail,
Lincoln Nebraska,
’73 “Sequoia” since ‘95: "Wanabizo";
Quadrabag/6 wheel disks/3:70 final/Paterson QuadraJet/Thorley’s/Alloy
wheels/Sundry other


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Thanks Jim! > On Sep 11, 2021, at 2:45 PM, James Hupy <jamesh1296@gmail.com> wrote: > > There is no trap under an RV toilet to prevent sewer gasses from traveling > through the toilet. That is the purpose of the water in the toilet. Just > because you cannot smell a colorless, odorless, volatile gas does not mean > that it is not harmful. Again, that is what the water does. > Jim Hupy > Salem, Oregon > > On Sat, Sep 11, 2021, 12:37 PM Douglas Smith <dsmithy18@gmail.com> wrote: > >> I'm not sure I get the point of this whole thread. Is your toilet supposed >> to hold water all the time? Ours flushes normally, doesn't smell and I've >> never even checked to see if it holds water. My little tissue removal tool >> only sees use when the gate valve is obviously not fully closing. >> -- >> Douglas & Virginia Smith, >> dsmithy18 at gmail, >> Lincoln Nebraska, >> ’73 “Sequoia” since ‘95: "Wanabizo"; >> Quadrabag/6 wheel disks/3:70 final/Paterson QuadraJet/Thorley’s/Alloy >> wheels/Sundry other >> _______________________________________________ >> GMCnet mailing list >> Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >> > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options:
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Mark Sawyer
Sun, Sep 12, 2021 2:07 AM

I believe Thetford makes a toilet seal lube and conditioner....  Worked well to stop the slow leak on our electramagic recirculating toilet....

Mark S.  '73 Painted Desert,
Manny 1 Ton Front End,
Howell Injection,
Leigh Harrison 4bag and Rear Brakes,
Fort Worth, TX

I believe Thetford makes a toilet seal lube and conditioner.... Worked well to stop the slow leak on our electramagic recirculating toilet.... -- Mark S. '73 Painted Desert, Manny 1 Ton Front End, Howell Injection, Leigh Harrison 4bag and Rear Brakes, Fort Worth, TX
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John Wright
Mon, Sep 20, 2021 4:27 PM

I use the Thedford Seal Conditioner about once a year.  Seems to work
without issue.

J.R. Wright
GMC Great Laker
GMCGL Tech Editor
GMC Eastern States
GMCMHI
TZE Zone Restorations
78 Buskirk Custom 29.5' Stretch
75 Avion (Under going Frame up Restoration)

On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 10:07 PM Mark Sawyer mark.sawyer23@gmail.com
wrote:

I believe Thetford makes a toilet seal lube and conditioner....  Worked
well to stop the slow leak on our electramagic recirculating toilet....

Mark S.  '73 Painted Desert,
Manny 1 Ton Front End,
Howell Injection,
Leigh Harrison 4bag and Rear Brakes,
Fort Worth, TX


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I use the Thedford Seal Conditioner about once a year. Seems to work without issue. J.R. Wright GMC Great Laker GMCGL Tech Editor GMC Eastern States GMCMHI TZE Zone Restorations 78 Buskirk Custom 29.5' Stretch 75 Avion (Under going Frame up Restoration) On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 10:07 PM Mark Sawyer <mark.sawyer23@gmail.com> wrote: > I believe Thetford makes a toilet seal lube and conditioner.... Worked > well to stop the slow leak on our electramagic recirculating toilet.... > -- > Mark S. '73 Painted Desert, > Manny 1 Ton Front End, > Howell Injection, > Leigh Harrison 4bag and Rear Brakes, > Fort Worth, TX > _______________________________________________ > GMCnet mailing list > Unsubscribe or Change List Options: >
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Tyler
Mon, Sep 20, 2021 5:30 PM

Cleaning and replacement solved mine. Silicone spray lubricant every now and then has kept rubber seal pliable.

1975 Glenbrook, 1978 Royale rear bath
Raleigh, NC

Cleaning and replacement solved mine. Silicone spray lubricant every now and then has kept rubber seal pliable. -- 1975 Glenbrook, 1978 Royale rear bath Raleigh, NC
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Jon Roche
Mon, Sep 20, 2021 7:45 PM

Thetford does make a seal lubricant, conditioner.  not sure if that will help, or just put more money in their pocket.

my dometic does the same thing,  I Have tried a few things like Olive oil a few years ago.  It did help,  but just would drain down over night rather
then an hour.

--
Jon Roche
75 palm beach
EBL EFI, manny headers, Micro Level, rebuilt most of coach now.
St. Cloud, MN
http://lqqkatjon.blogspot.com/

Thetford does make a seal lubricant, conditioner. not sure if that will help, or just put more money in their pocket. my dometic does the same thing, I Have tried a few things like Olive oil a few years ago. It did help, but just would drain down over night rather then an hour. -- Jon Roche 75 palm beach EBL EFI, manny headers, Micro Level, rebuilt most of coach now. St. Cloud, MN http://lqqkatjon.blogspot.com/
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Carl Stouffer
Tue, Sep 21, 2021 1:29 AM

On the trouble shooting guide for my Sea-Land, one of the suggestions for fixing this was to tighten the clamp (a big screw clamp like a hose clamp)
around the valve.  I tried it and it was already really tight, so I don't know if that really helped or not.  A good cleaning of the sealing surface
usually works for a while anyway, but mine leaks down at random times anyway.

--
Carl Stouffer
'75 ex Palm Beach
Tucson, AZ.
Chuck Aulgur Reaction Arm Disc Brakes, Quadrabags, 3.70 LSD final drive, Lenzi knuckles/hubs, Dodge Truck 16" X 8" front wheels, Rear American Eagles,
Solar battery charging.  GMCSJ and GMCMI member

On the trouble shooting guide for my Sea-Land, one of the suggestions for fixing this was to tighten the clamp (a big screw clamp like a hose clamp) around the valve. I tried it and it was already really tight, so I don't know if that really helped or not. A good cleaning of the sealing surface usually works for a while anyway, but mine leaks down at random times anyway. -- Carl Stouffer '75 ex Palm Beach Tucson, AZ. Chuck Aulgur Reaction Arm Disc Brakes, Quadrabags, 3.70 LSD final drive, Lenzi knuckles/hubs, Dodge Truck 16" X 8" front wheels, Rear American Eagles, Solar battery charging. GMCSJ and GMCMI member
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Larry
Tue, Sep 21, 2021 7:58 PM

Thanks for all of the suggestions. After the GMCMI convention, when we get home I plan to use some of the suggestions to hopefully fix the "leak". I'm
just glad that I don't have to take it apart to replace a "O"ring of some kind. Was not looking forward to that.

Larry
78 Royale w/500 Caddy
Menomonie, WI.

Thanks for all of the suggestions. After the GMCMI convention, when we get home I plan to use some of the suggestions to hopefully fix the "leak". I'm just glad that I don't have to take it apart to replace a "O"ring of some kind. Was not looking forward to that. -- Larry 78 Royale w/500 Caddy Menomonie, WI.