while replacing rotting subflooring in my bathroom I have
had to remove my toilet. Not having any experience in this area before, I do
have some concerns.
My main question is what if you can't get the wax ring to stay attached to
the bottom of the toilet as you are trying to reinstall it ? Does one need
to warm the ring up?
Also I have noticed discussions of using two wax rings instead of just one.
Is this a common practice?
I did notice that there was two rubber gaskets on the flange.
In assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Oh yeah...good advice from moronic "Do It Yourselfers"? Gee, maybe I'll
surf over there and find out how warm the wax ring should be. Can they be
warmed in a microwave? Please tell me, please!
Custom bathroom remodel: $8500.00.
Replacing rotton subfloor caused by the previous homeowners plumbing
Piece of mind enjoyed by hiring a professional plumber for the custom
Instead of placing a deep horn wax seal on the bottom of the toilet, set it
on the flange, and carefully line the wax and bolt with the toilet.
If the flange sets too far below the floor, or if a floor was added, such
as ceramic tile, another wax seal such as a single wax with no horn, can be
added onto of the deep horn wax to add height to the wax.
there are alterantives to wax seals such as Fluidmasters wax free gasket,
will also help with deep flanges.
Thanks "runningwater" and "gamemaniak"
for your suggestions and answers to my question.
I'm also sorry if this was the wrong group to post a "Do It
Yourselfer" type question.
Just for reference I believe the instructions on the side of the box
for the wax ring indicated the ring should be at a temperature above
20C. (Mr. Grooms)
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