leaky toilet

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Old 05-23-02, 07:36 PM
scottyjen
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Unhappy leaky toilet

I replaced the floor in bathroom, caulked around everything and found the toilet leaks at the flange it bolts to. The piping is cast iron and flange has to be unscrewed, can I use a plastic replacement with a heavy duty gasket and insert into pipe or do I have to put another cast iron flange on? New sub floor very soaked, need to know soon. Also is it advisable to buy toilet with four bolts? have two heavy people here. Scotty
 
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Old 05-23-02, 10:53 PM
Meadowraven
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Hello!

Here are a few links re: cast iron and also a product I can't endorse BUT is shown to you as example.

http://www.jtecprod.com/350.html

http://www.myproship.com/nrha/TOLIET/REPLACE.HTM

http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/b...ng/replace.htm


You may have to add supports under your toilet (unsure if you are in mob.home or 2nd story house, but that will probably fix the problem. Plus get an extra large (thick) wax ring for your toilet. Make sure to get extra-heavy duty bolts also. Explain the flange and bolts to your hardware/Lowes/HomeDepot store. They'll be able to fix you up.

I hope this has helped, if not write back. Thanks for bearing with my short reply, I did one last "check" on the forum before trundling off to bed.
 
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Old 05-24-02, 12:38 AM
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If you do use an insert fitting be sure that it has a compression gasket or o-ring, as described in the first link in the last reply. four bolt toilets are largely obsolete. Even your average 300lber should do fine with two bolts. I have seen clients in the 400-600 lb range crack a porcelin toilet but....I mean c'mon....the toilet bolts shouldn't matter.
 
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