Leak at through bolt on toilet

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    Peejay

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    Hi

    Installed a new toilet, and I have a slight leak on one of the through bolts which holds the pan and cistern together.

    There is a rubber seal on the cistern side, and I'd like to put something around the hole to try and stop the leak, but the instructions say you shouldn't use waterproof sealant - can someone recommend something that will help to make it watertight without damaging the rubber seal?

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    Peejay, Dec 16, 2018
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    Were the two units preassembled or did you put them together?
     
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    I put them together
     
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    I would then take them completely apart, rotate the seal and reassemble.I would try this several times before calling a plumber.
     
    Silentrunning, Dec 24, 2018
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    Thanks
     
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    You can also use a little silicone grease to help the surfaces mate.
     
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