My toilet never leaks on the floor, but last week the pipe to our
septic froze. I had a plumber fix the clog and thats solved. But
when it was backed up, a small amount of water was leaking where the
toilet joins the floor. That tells me the wax ring is leaking.
But, is it normal for the wax ring to leak when the sewer backs up?
Normally the backup is prior to the wax ring, but it sounds like you may
have a problem below that. If so you need to figure out where that blockage
is and fix it.
In any case I would suggest buying a new ring, replacing it and while
you have it out snaking the pipe.
On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 08:42:38 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I don't think wax seals are designed to hold back water pressure.
Thought they sealed against splashing water going down, and gases in a
vented piping system (so zero pressure).
Might want to tackle the cause, like stop your system from backing up.
Then pop the bowl and replace the seal while checking for damage to
the flooring, or piping.
Just a guess, not your plumber.
tom @ www.YourMoneySavingTips.com
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