This may be a non-problem but I have no experience installing toilets so I
thought I'd ask those who do. I have new floors scheduled for installation
and do not want to risk damaging them.
The toilet was selected because the 2007 MaP tests showed it would flush
1000g of soy paste packets which made it one of the best performers of the
current litter. But I am not so sure about the quality.
The toilet is an American Standard Cadet 3 ADA toilet. Inspection shows
that there is a protrusion .035 inches high and roughly .8 inches square
(irregular shape actually) located 0.4 inches from the toilet discharge
spigot. This is on the base of the toilet where the wax ring makes contact.
The surface is flat and the edges are perpendicular to the base of the
toilet. That means the edges are sharp rather than sloping.
The wax ring will contact three-quarters of the defect when installed.
Because the defect is in the casting, I suspect an entire production run may
have been made this way.
Will the wax ring seal with this defect or do I need to exchange the toilet?