Okay, so I was reassured on Toiletology.com that replacing the toilet
and new wax ring over the flange/drain needs two people. My buddy held
the toilet, I got down on the floor to eyeball how close the "hole" was
to the wax ring/flange/drain. But then we both had to make sure the
bolt holes in the porcelain accommodated the bolts, and unless you're
cross-eyed or have a third eye in the middle of your forehead, you
can't have your eyes on the bolts *and*
on the drain/ring at the same
So I asked two handyman/contractor friends if you can EVER be sure you
go the wax ring in exactly the right place, and they said No. They
said just check and see if the toilet leaks.
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that the toilet might
not leak at all but just *seep.*
The seeping is ten times worse than
leaking, because it'll lead to long-term rot.
Now I'm afraid to use the terlet.