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    Default Am I supposed to use a metal washer inside the tank or not?

    Hello,
    I'm getting ready to replace the washers and bolts connecting my American Standard Cadet 3 tank to the bowl. I just bought a tank bolt kit at Home Depot, and the guy there said to use the metal washers on both the inside and outside of the tank. In other words, he said that the metal washers were supposed to go between the bolt head and the rubber/cloth washer inside the tank and between the nut and the rubber/cloth washer underneath the tank.

    However, in reading another post on this forum, someone (I've since lost the reference) said that the metal washer should not go between the bolt head and the rubber/cloth washer.

    And there is a second part of my question. Where does the bottom rubber/cloth washer actually go? Does it go underneath the tank between the tank and the bowl, or does it go under the bowl?

    Thanks,
    Louis
    Last edited by LBrandt; 11-25-2012 at 12:11 PM.

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