On Jul 29, 2:19 am, "Bob-tx" <No Spam no contact> wrote:
Amazing how narrow minded & insensitve 'A. Baum' is. Perhaps his
real initials are AH?
He'll sing a different tune when he's older, sick or disabled.
PS I vote for "plumber rip-off". Get a someone to just replace R & R
the toilet, replace the wax ring & check out the waste lines.
How old is the house? Are there any drains in the bathroom that don't
get their traps replenished? Unused shower or tub?
shouldn't be embedded, but you pretty much need a 4.5" angle grinder
to get them off unless the previous occupant was anal retentive and
used stainless and anti-seize... and even so, I've seen wax ring kits
w/ nylocs... WTF? how the hell do you remove a nyloc from a t-bolt?
On Jul 28, 10:43 am, "Bob-tx" <No Spam no contact> wrote:
Not a rip off. This is the best way to find the problem. If they just
replace the ring and that doesnt fix the problem they are going to be
the goat for not fixing it right the first time.. Assume you just have
the ring replaced and they will not guarantee the work because they
are not sure this is the cause. You agree or they dont do the work,
This will probably cost close to $200. If all goes well great if not
you are out of $200 and bathroom still stinks and its still going to
cost another $400 or more to get it done right. Most neighborhoods
usally has someone living there that can do odd jobs like the for $40
or $50. He may not fix it for you either but it wont cost $ 200 to
You are right about not costing more than about $100 to replace the wax
ring. But there is sometimes additional cost for cutting or drilling out
the corroded bolts & nuts, cutting away the floor to replace the
rusted out pipe flange, fixing the floor where it's rotted away over
a the years because of a leak, etc.
Often wrong, never in doubt.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf. lonestar. org
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