Does poop stick to the wax ring when you flush?

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Old 11-14-17, 03:24 PM
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Does poop stick to the wax ring when you flush?

Would poop stick to the wax ring when it goes from the toilet, through the wax ring, into the drain line? Is there a way to prevent it, because poop sticking the the wax ring is not clean.
 
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Did this one keep you up thinking last night.

The wax ring forms the seal, like a gasket, between the flange and the bottom of the toilet. I'm sure some poop slides by but it's not like you'll have big clumps hanging on.
 
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Old 11-15-17, 05:35 AM
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No, poo and toilet paper doesn't stick to the wax ring even though the wax is sticky. You do want to use the correct wax ring though as using too large a one or stacking two together when it's not needed can cause the wax to squish out into the pipe restricting it's size. In general the wax ring is not the cause of clogs. You are correct though, the wax ring is not clean. It spends it's life being bathed in poo juice but that's it's job to keep all the nasty contained inside the pipe.
 
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Old 11-15-17, 09:02 AM
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No, poo and toilet paper doesn't stick to the wax ring even though the wax is sticky.

I don't disagree but have always washed my hands after removing/handling an old ring!
 
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Most diligent HomeOwners will routinely inspect the the wax ring at least once a month, and remove anything that has stuck. It's simple preventative maintenance.
 
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routinely inspect the the wax ring at least once a month,
OK, what am I missing here? How does one inspect a wax ring routinely? Either it leaks or it does not! In all my life I have never routinely checked a toilet wax ring.
 
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I've never heard of anyone inspecting the wax ring either since the only way to do so would be to pull the commode BUT you should notice if there is moisture puddling around the base of the commode. A quick inspection should make it apparent where that moisture is coming from.
 
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I've never checked either . . . . but I am not very diligent, and I let matters like this just slide by.
 
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