cracked Crane water closet
Last week the tank on the guest bathroom toilet just spontaneously cracked. By the time I discovered it, water had spread through the slab to the wood floors in adjoining rooms. Oddly enough, an antique clock which had not run in years began to tick and chime at the same time.
The home warranty company refused to honor my claim. The plumber said that toilet tanks do not crack under normal wear and tear and that it had to crack under physical force.
I live alone and no one had been in that bathroom. I did not hit the toilet or stand on it. In fact, I did not touch it.
Has anyone heard of a water closet just developing a crack out of the blue? I'd appreciate an answer so I can at least try to get my $60 back from the home warranty company.
Toilet: Crane 123-CR-PLH, 3-652, 1.6, Aug 1, 1995
RE: cracked Crane water closet
Thank you for all the answers. I mentioned the clock simply because some atmospheric quirk may have had some affect upon both the clock and the toilet..... and I didn't wish to unwittingly set off a verbal skirmish.
The crack is in the tank, dipping down from the lip and around the side to the back.
Now I realize that the smartest thing to do is to replace the toilet myself. That doesn't negate the fact that I want my $60 back to go toward a new unit.
I bought a mattress 15 years ago
And one spring broke
I want my new mattress, pronto! :D
Most likely culprit:
Started the day the porcelain was cooled down
See them all the time
If a customer of mine came back 15 years later about a toilet cracking I'd tell him to go buy a lottery ticket, quick...
because they got a better chance winning that lottery than thinking I'd warrant a tank 15 years old.
It's called the "Reasonable Man Theory" and it seems some people don't want to adhere to such standards of reasonable thinking.