Toilet intake leak...most likely the warranty-busting bad winterization chestnut
I’m second owner of a 2014 2101FBS, bought it at auction so no way to know it’s maintenance history. This last weekend, attempted to use the pressurized water system, everything worked fine except for a hissing leak on the “y” fitting where the intake water and flush water connect (see photo, sorry it’s upside-down). I did get most of the documentation in the sale, including the toilet warranty leaflet that featured a photo of what appears to be my problem child, with a warning in caps and bold, “DAMAGE TO THIS PART INDICATES IMPROPER WINTERIZATION AND THUS VOIDS THE WARRANTY “. I may be paraphrasing a tetch but that’s the gist of it. The warranty issue is moot, but interesting that my part appears to be a common weak link.
So, okay, assuming I need to replace this piece, exactly how do I get to it? I don’t see any obvious way to get the “shroud” around the bowl-base off to allow access to the part. I’m 6’2” and 270 lbs so this looks like it’s going to be sooooo fun to work on.
And once I do get to the situation, do I really need to use that variety of single-use hose clamp on the flush hose connection? I have had a lot of bad luck with those in the past.
Love some guidance, thanks guys n gals.