Re: calling all plumbers.....questions
That piece on the right: the bell end goes INTO the back of the bowl. A rubber spud washer goes on the spud, then a spud nut is tightened down. As the spud washer is forced onto the bell end, it expands to seal inside the bowl opening with a friction fit.
Once the spud is properly installed, the tank elbow is inserted into the spud, and a compression ring and nut are tightened onto the spud to seal.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.