Should I use two wax rings?

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Old 08-23-16, 10:20 AM
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Should I use two wax rings?

I have a new toilet that sits on a 3/4" hardwood floor. The top of the flange sits 3/8" below the surface of the floor. Will this gasket do the job, or should I put a plain wax gasket on top? Everbilt Extra Thick Wax Toilet Bowl Gasket with Flange-7513 - The Home Depot Dimensions for the gasket are: wax is 1.25 inches thick, and the gasket flange protrudes about 1/2 inch from the bottom of the wax.
 

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It also depends on your toilet. Not all toilets have their sealing flange in the same location/elevation. I would try the thick one you linked and when installing pay attention for "squish". If the toilet plops down solid on the floor I would pull the toilet back up and add another plain ring on top. If when you set the toilet down it "hovers" 1/4" off the floor and you need to sit on it an wiggle to get it to squish down then I'd say you are good with just the one wax ring.
 
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Thanks. I'll give it a try. the funnel-shaped outlet on the bottom of the toilet is exactly level with the rest of the bottom.
 
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You could use a flange spacer on top of the flange.

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I would give that a shot, but I already tried a regular size wax ring, and I would be concerned that I couldn't get all the wax off so that I could get a good seal between the spacer and the existing flange.
 
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Either way would be good but if you want to go with the spacer cleaning with alcohol after scrapping should be enough for silicon to seal.
 
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