Toilet leaking into basement

Old 02-24-08, 01:13 PM
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Toilet leaking into basement

We've noticed our guest bathroom toilet has always leaned to the left. A level placed on the floor indicates the floor is slightly leaning to the left but not to the degree that the toilet is leaning. Now, all of a sudden we notice the toilet is leaking into the basement upon flushing. My first assumption is that this is a wax ring problem but the fact that it leans so significantly also makes me wonder if the closet flange isn't cracked? Thoughts anyone?
Old 02-24-08, 01:30 PM
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To get to the wax ring, you need to pull the toilet. Once removed, the flange should be in plain sight. I would hope that the lean caused the wax seal to go, and a new seal plus a little shimming to level the toilet and keep it stable would solve the problem. Of course this is speculation until you open it up. I had one where the plywood underneath was rotted and had to do a major fix.

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