I have a wobbly toilet and I want to fix it before it works lose from
the wax ring and leaks. Is this something I can do or should I call
plumber? Do I need anything special or just the wood shims like are used
for window installation, etc.?
I'd not use wood shims on a toilet. They may work temporarily, but
eventually water will destroy them.
What is the real problem" Rusted/broken hold down bolt?
I don't know your skill level, but pulling a toilet is fairly simple if
you can pick up the weight Shut off the water and flush to empty the
tank as best you can. Take the feed tubing off. Take the nuts off the
hold down bolts and lift the bowl. Now you can inspect and figute out
what is broke. Seal and bolts are pretty cheap.
On 4/17/16 7:50 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I think this is the problem. We had it come loose from the wax ring a
few months ago and the plumber at the time shimmed it up but is coming
So, I'd need to take take the toilet off, replace the wax wring,
etc. There is no real way to shove some thing under there without
messing with the entire toilet?
On Sun, 17 Apr 2016 20:54:38 -0400, "Kurt V. Ullman"
You can try just working some tile grout under the base with a putty
or drywall knife. Keep poking it in until it won't take any more.
Strike it off and clean up with a sponge when it starts to set.
Don't touch it for at least a day so it cures
On Monday, April 18, 2016 at 8:06:35 AM UTC-7, Kurt V. Ullman wrote:
Old cast iron flange rusted out on one side so I installed one of these
instead of spending 500 bucks for a plumber to melt out the lead and replace the unit.
But it raised the toilet about 1/8" above the floor so used a few plastic shims to level it.
Planned on replacing the entire drain system under the house this Summer with ABS but the stinking city ordinances only allows cast iron (not that's gonna stop me anyways)
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