Leaking under toilet

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Old 08-27-19, 01:53 PM
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Leaking under toilet

I've noticed leaking (after flushing) coming from under the toilet. At first I thought it was a bad gasket seal. Just bought a new wax gasket (both had horns). Still leaking. Cracked tank? If there is a crack then I can't see it. I've inspected this thing. I also tested running water through it outside while having it seated on a ledge. Water seems to be coming out the spout normally.

Do I need to add a flange on the floor to improve the seal?

 

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Solution: I placed the wax gasket on top of the floor pipe. Then I fashioned about a 1/4" to 3/8" wax ring around the underside of the toilet, sticking bits of wax on there like putty. So that wax presses up against the gasket when I seat the toilet. That little extra height of wax seems to have fixed it. No leaking so far!
 
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Sometimes I've stacked two gaskets together to make the seal.
 
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I must say that applying the wax to the under side of the bowl like putty sticks to the toilet REALLY well! If there ever is a leak then it's gonna be where the wax meets the wax when setting the toilet down on top of the wax gasket, and even that would seem unlikely
 
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Glad you have it fixed. But the look of that flange is nasty. You should've replaced the flange/ or put one on the floor as you suggested. The rust is so bad I won't be surprised if you see leaking again in the near future.
 
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What type of flange do I need? One like this? https://www.homedepot.com/p/Oatey-Oa...6552/205855426
 
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The pictures are good but I can't tell what it is.

Is that a lead bend ?
It doesn't look like PVC.
Messing with flanges can some times be a lesson in futility.
 
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Oh this house was built in like 1956. It's cast iron or something like that. No PVC.
 
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