It's probably that, but wax toilet rings don't just start leaking by
themselves. That usually occurs because the toilet bowl isn't securely
fastened down to the drain flange and rocks a bit when people get on or
Also, brown isn't a usual color for toilet water unless someone's really
sick, so you may well find there's more than just the wax ring to
replace, if there's a wood floor under the toilet it may be rotting and
need repairing, and the drain flange itself, if metal, could be rusted out.
I hate to sound like a pessimist, but don't plan for certain on it being
just a half hour job needing only the replacement of a $2 wax ring.
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