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 Cracked toilet
Author: ZombieBunnz (AZ)

the main reason for this post is I'd like to know if the cold can cause a toilet to crack. It's not cold enough to freeze the water in the toilet or pipes but still pretty damn cold. The house isn't insulated very well, windows are a big weak point for that. So we close the bathroom door to help keep the heat in the central part of the house. We were told it was due to that, it got too cold in the bathroom and thus caused the crack. I'm not totally convinced because I've been in COLDER bathrooms and the toilet was fine. I think it more has to do with the age of the toilet. Please advise!

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 Re: Cracked toilet
Author: packy (MA)

i've never heard of a toilet cracking because of cold water or cold temperatures. freezing 'yes'--cold temps above freezing 'no'

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 Re: Cracked toilet
Author: hj (AZ)

"Age of the toilet", nor just being cold, does NOT normally crack it. Either freezing or stress will do it. Where did it crack?

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 Re: Cracked toilet
Author: Paul48 (CT)

A pot of boiling water into a cold toilet could do it. Cold and old doesn't mean anything.

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 Re: Cracked toilet
Author: hj (AZ)

POuring acid into the water can do it also. Once had a toilet that the customer did that, and when I grabbed the bowl, the top came off right at the water level, like it had been sliced off with a knife.

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 Re: Cracked toilet
Author: ZombieBunnz (AZ)

It is leaking from a bolt from the bowl to tank.

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 Re: Cracked toilet
Author: North Carolina Plumber (NC)

It sounds as if the tank bolts may have been overtightened.

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 Re: Cracked toilet
Author: hj (AZ)

if I had to guess I would think this is an AMerican Standard Cadet toilet. They were known to do this.

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 Re: Cracked toilet
Author: ZombieBunnz (AZ)

It started out of nowhere. We hardly use the toilet too. 2 adults. No slamming or harsh treatment.

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