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Leaks until you add a second washer!
on January 5, 2015
The device is easy to install if you have the newer flex-hose style, hand tightened nut on your toilet, which most newer toilet installations do, and mine did fortunately. They don't really tell you this and if you have the old style water supply, you will probably need to replace that first with the flex hose and plastic nut that you hand tighten under the water tank. My issue with the sprayer, and why it didn't get a 5 star, was it leaked like a sieve. Where? Right where the sprayer flex hose hooks into the bottom of the hand sprayer itself. The black rubber washer that's supplied has too big a hole in the middle, and water came squirting out the bottom of the sprayer, down the hose, and all over the place. Fortunately, I fixed it by putting a second, same sized black rubber washer with a smaller hole, under the first washer. The hole on this new washer was basically the same size as the inlet from the hose coming into the housing. By the way, I tried the second, smaller holed washer by itself, and it helped, but still leaked slightly. Also putting the second washer on top of the original didn't change much. But putting it under the one that was supplied worked, and continues to work, like a charm. Now the sprayer functions leak free and it's up to (almost) a 5 star. The only remaining thing I don't like is that the tank attachment that you hook the sprayer on has too fat a clip so the porcelain tank top can't quite sit snuggly on top of the tank anymore. Not sure what the fix for this is since it's plastic and if you make it thinner, it could snap, and if you make it metal, it could scratch the outside of the tank where it hangs (who cares if it scratches the inside of the tank where there's no porcelain anyway..?). Otherwise, this sprayer is a real godsend for pre-cleaning our Bum Genius diapers, and it sure beats the shower sprayer into a bucket we were trying to use before.