Space around a toilet can often be very restricted with very little room to maneuver or see what you are doing. I would want to see what is going on first just to make sure that what the tenants are telling me is what is actually happening true. I couldn't believe anyone would not use a wax ring with a flange during an installation as a roofer it seems completely idiotic. Please refrain from asking where to purchase a product, or business, pricing, or legal questions, or for contractor referrals, or any questions not related to plumbing. Be careful not to over tighten. Here are some tips for getting rid of all that waxy residue: Dig out the bulk first You can start with a small putty knife, or any tool that can dig out the bulk of the wax. Protect any floor covering around the toilet, either remove it or cover with old towels.
It also compensates for an improperly or less than ideal installation of the flange since it has a built-in horn to direct the waste to the drain. This was suggested by the included instruction sheet. But before you condemn the wax ring, make sure the water is not coming from some other source. Rated 5 out of 5 by MeCzech from Excellent product We used this product for replacing toilet more then 30 years old. Easy to get up and down and doesn't affect the toilet.
Has to be the plumber who installed it wrong, has to be. It will seal to a flange that is below the floor level, and can accommodate fixture and structure movement. Your toilet is designed to be sitting on the floor and not suspended in the air from sitting too high on the flange. It just so happens that they were using the same system I recently installed in my tile floors Suntouch. Hey Dunbar what is the oh lookie thing and how long has it been on your signature? It is a lot less messy and works great. But sometimes wax rings can dry out, crumble and fail prematurely, and when that happens, they need to be replaced. I have asked for these at the supply store but nobody stocks it so I thought that may be an indication of how they worked.
My flange is flush with my floor so I didn't use the blue adapter as per the instructions. I never use those horn rings. Finally fill your sink with warm water to wash up after handling the wax-ring. Errors will be corrected where discovered, and Lowe's reserves the right to revoke any stated offer and to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions including after an order has been submitted. I've been using the waxless for a couple of years now in the apartments I own and manage. Perfect Seal is an innovative new product that takes the guesswork out of toilet installation.
Replacing a bathroom floor usually means removing the toilet. Wax on all floor mounts. Set bowl in place and use body weight to compress wax. I don't use no-seep wax rings. We're all here to learn and help each other out - enjoy! If you don't know, don't reply. Usually takes a first hand look to understand the problem.
Bonus is that you can pull the toilet if you need to i. I'm glad I saw it in time. Attach tank, water supply, and seat. We are dedicated to protecting your order information. Provide details and share your research! Rated 1 out of 5 by Dogs from Two big dislikes. Usually the leak is not at the wax seal. Re: Alternative to wax ring? Had to do the job twice, didn't like that.
But the flange itself is a bit smaller than the outlet pipe, so it forms a bit of an obstruction itself. Using a helper, or a proper lifting posture, carefully lift up the toilet. Unscrew the bolts that connect the toilet to the floor. As most gaskets work, the rubber toilet gasket is soft enough to conform to the toilet base surface, just as the wax ring does. Tighten the nuts by hand to avoid cracking the base of the bowl. The leak can be big or small. The wax ring seal will be located where the toilet meets the floor.
Consider An Alternative There is an alternative to the typical wax-ring that can solve many stubborn problems. All these make good candidates for a waxless seal because they will continue to hold even under the above conditions. Right now my upstairs toilet is installed with an extra thick regular wax ring with rubber flange reinforcement to compensate for the thickness of the tile floor vs. You have to lower the bowl down over the bolts evenly so that the toilet remains level. Pry up the caps that cover the nuts and bolts that hold the toilet to the floor and remove the nuts. Place bolt cap on top of bolt and snap onto bolt cover washer. I wanted to remove it because I thought it would slightly restrict the flow as well.