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    DIY Junior Member jdock's Avatar
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    Default Hole in back of American Standard Toilet

    My American Standard Toliet has a hole in the back of the base which is leaking water. I went and looked at Home Depot and all the toliets of this model have this hole. What is it for and why does mine have water coming out after I flush?

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    Default Broken seal?

    I'm no expert, but sounds like the wax seal is broken and you need to have it redone.

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    Default Clarification

    The hole in the back of the base is about 12" above the floor, the water is coming out of the toilet not near the wax ring.

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    Default hole

    When they "fire" clay products, such as a toilet, any closed spaces have to have vents or the air inside would expand and create a "bulge" in the finished product. That is the reason for the hole. The reason water is comng out of it is that the toilet is defective.

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