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Old 07-05-2014, 10:15 AM   #11
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I had the same problem with my Thetford porcelain ball type foot flush. I put a pair of rubber gloves on and cleaned the seal with a brush. I then conditioned the seal with olive oil and let it sit for a while. A few hours later I water tested it and it was better, but still leaking. I ordered a new seal for it. A day before I was going to install the new seal, I thought I would test it again [about 5 days later]. No leaks! I guess it takes awhile for the seal to swell up. Now I have an extra seal just in case. I started a thread on this awhile back and because of the excellent knowledge of the people on this Forum, it seems to be fixed. I'm going to buy a can of Pledge as well, just in case.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:02 PM   #12
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Once you get the seal working again, or replaced, what I do to prevent it from drying out is every couple months I turn off the water, drain the bowl and the pour a 1/4 cup of vegetable oil in the bowl. It helps keep the seal from drying out.
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Old 07-05-2014, 04:24 PM   #13
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The toilet seal is sort of like a wiper blade. Sometimes a foreign object sticks to rubber and you have to clean it off. I've had problems in the past with the seal on my toilet, but have always been able to scrub off the offending object with a wad of toilet paper to regain the water-holding ability. Kind of a gross job, but a thorough hand washing takes care of the coodies (doodies?)

My original seal is still working well after 3 years, but at one time I did buy a new replacement. It's still in my "trailer repair parts" bin.
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:09 PM   #14
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Anyone know how I can get my wife to do(o) this?
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:52 AM   #15
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Pick you battles SecretCoveDave. I don't think this one is it.
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Interesting info about the seal and good info from all. I must be living right. My last unit I had for 3 years before upgrading and the unit before that I had for 10 years before upgrading. Never a problem with a toilet seal YET! Lol. I like the info about the vegetable oil to let soak for awhile. Plan on keeping this unit for a long time so might try that. Thanks to all.
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:59 AM   #17
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Holding the foot valve open use the WIFE'S tooth bush to clean the seal...
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:25 AM   #18
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Yikes!
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:42 PM   #19
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Heehee, we always keep our old toothbrushes under the camper sink. They get used for one last time on the toilet seal before disposal.
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