Slow toilet leak?

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Old 07-13-19, 07:03 AM
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Slow toilet leak?

Hey guys,

I reinstalled my toilet after doing the floor in the bathroom and I think its got a slow leak at the floor. Ive been noticing the grout around the base seems to be wet.

When I first tried with the standard wax ring it wasn't high enough so I bought one of those reusable gaskets. Shimmed the front since it would wobble a bit and bolted it down. Seemed ok for a bit but again noticed the grout.

Couple days ago I bought one of those jumbo rings and tried that. No luck there.

Anyone got a product they would recommend I try to get it to seal better?
 
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Old 07-13-19, 07:11 AM
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Is the flange below the floor? If so you probably need a flange extender. If not, you are probably just ruining the wax seal when you set it down. You have one shot to set it down perfectly.
 
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Old 07-13-19, 07:16 AM
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Yeah I think it's Jusssssst. below the floor... I'm going to pull it again and look at it.
 
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Wax rings are sold in different sizes. If you used a standard try a jumbo next time.
 
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Also, occasionally you get a toilet that benefits from having a rubber flange, like the Harvey's No Seep #1, #10 or #50. Then there are reinforced wax rings. And wax rings that are JUST wax. Part of it is getting the right ring for your particular toilet/flange. The other part is not damaging it when you set the toilet over the bolts.
 
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Hi, Water travels down hill. Make sure the water you see around the base of the toilet isn't leaking from the tank or supply line.
Good luck Woodbutcher
 
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Yeah tried a jumbo...

When I pulled it the flange was almost flush with the floor. I put a extension on it and used one of the reusable rings and it seems to be ok now... It bolted down better anyways... So we'll see
 
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Hope you sealed the extension to the original flange with silicone.
 
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Yes sir... not quiet 25 char so add more
 
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