Has anybody tried the waxless toilet things that you get in HD and Lowes?
They have black rubber rings instead. They are obviously less messy than wax
rings but are they any good? I liked the fact that the 'shaft' is about 3-4
inches long so it will go down well below the flange.
<< Has anybody tried the waxless toilet things that you get in HD and Lowes? >>
No, I haven't, nor am I likely to.
Like most people, IMO, you don't mess with success. Wax rings in properly
installed systems have functioned perfectly for decades. A rubber seal lacks
the ability of the wax to compensate for the inevitable variations in the
porcelain pot, and unglazed pots would be even less certain. That's my nickel's
worth (adjusted for inflation).
We have used a spngy foam rubber version for about the last year with
success, even though I still need to shim the toilet bowl slightly to the
Thanks for reminding btw.
Also it sounds as though our seal is quite a bit shallower than the one
described. Still got a spare wax seal in the bathroom vanity 'just in case'
but am assuming we won't need it.
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