Toilet bowl is tilting over half an inch due to small wood pieces placed under


Old 10-26-16, 10:48 AM
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Toilet bowl is tilting over half an inch due to small wood pieces placed under

Full bath renovation – the new toilet bowl is tilting over half an inch to the left. I am not sure if it is because the new floor tile install under it was not done properly an is not leveled. I notice it had wood pieces inserted ON THE RIGHT SIDE under it (mind you it make the toilet tilt to the left and it is now raised on the right), before the toilet was permanently sealed into the floor with silicone, and My contractor said he needs to change the ring or something to make it sit right. But last night I saw it has been permanently sealed, still with a couple of small pieces of wood under it, and that it is still tilted. I worry that – first of all the tilt is visible, and that those small pieces of wood with just some silicone holding it, there will be wear and tear over time and then the toilet will start rocking.
We mentioned it to him but he dismissed it. Somehow this doesn’t feel like something I can accept. Any suggestions?
Old 10-26-16, 01:05 PM
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Something is wrong. You either have a bad flooring job, bad toilet installation or both. The toilet should be level and sitting firmly on the floor. Shims can be used if the floor is way out of level or uneven but shims should be avoided if possible. And, since it can be a wet environment the shims should not be wood.
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Unsatisfactory and unacceptable.

In addition the toilet bottom must not touch the flange, which could have been the root cause of the problem leading to the current jerry-rigged solution.
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No pictures of what was done while they where doing it?
Full bathroom renovation does not tell us much, was the floor stripped back to the floor joist?
How old is this house.
Old 10-27-16, 03:49 AM
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You should never have a completely sealed toilet to the floor. There should be a weep hole at the back to allow for leakage in case there is a problem. Having it completely sealed will hide a potential leak until the floor rots out. I am with the others. This is not an acceptable situation and should be corrected by either the flooring contractor, your plumber, or both in collaboration.

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