View Full Version : Need quick toilet water supply advice

01-04-2006, 05:26 PM
I just installed a toilet after putting in a new tile floor. Everything is good but I can't get rid of a leak at the 3/8" compression fitting for the water supply. The leak is between the tubing and ferrule, or ferrule and nut. The threads to the water valve are not leaking.

I did egg the tubing a little when I was bending it to fit, but I figured the compression ferrule would squish everything together. Seems like that isn't happening.

How tight should I tighten this little 3/8" nut? I've already tightened pretty tight, don't want to bust the threads on the water valve. The leak is not spraying, it's weeping or seeping.

Thanks for any advice on this.

01-04-2006, 05:29 PM
Go to a big box store and get a flexable braded stainless steel supply line and replace what you have.

01-04-2006, 05:31 PM

Thanks for the reply. Forgot to mention the run is only 5". I'll look, but I didn't think there were any that short.

01-04-2006, 05:34 PM
They are flexable and you can make a circle with it if needed get a 12" and a 20" and use which ever one works best.

01-04-2006, 06:26 PM
Turn the valve sideways towards the center of the toilet, and then "S" bend the flexible supply behind the toilet and up to the valve.

01-04-2006, 07:22 PM
Thanks alot for the help folks. I think the main problem was I bunged up the tubing the first time. I re-did the tubing, and used tape in the threads and paste in the compression sleeve. Worked like a champ.

01-04-2006, 07:26 PM
Check it for the next few days for leaks