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Old 03-30-2010, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default How not to Set a Toilet

Had a service call for very bad sewer odor.
Water closet was recently replaced.
This is what I found when I pulled the WC.



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Old 03-30-2010, 03:51 PM   #2
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I think someone had one to many that day.



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Old 03-30-2010, 06:28 PM   #3
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Well, they didn't hit the bulls eye, but came pretty close!

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Old 03-30-2010, 08:23 PM   #4
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Did you ask who the prevous plumber was?

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Old 03-30-2010, 08:33 PM   #5
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Really, having set secveral hundred toilets over my career, I am having trouble figuring out how the guy before you managed to do that.

But, at least they used a wax ring.

I did one a while back on a 9 year old house. The plumber had completely forgotten to use a wax ring, but did a VERY good job grouting the toilet down. It had finally started seeping, and when I broke the water closet loose, a tidal wave of black "water" flooded the toilet room.

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Old 03-31-2010, 03:35 PM   #6
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Oooppss. My only guess is that once the toilet was down it was picked up again, the wax ring fell away from the toilet and ened up where it is now.

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Old 04-01-2010, 03:24 PM   #7
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Another example of why I place the wax seal on the flange and use the mounting bolts as a guide when I set the toilet.

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Another example of why I place the wax seal on the flange and use the mounting bolts as a guide when I set the toilet.
I've always placed the wax seal on the toilet. This way, I can form a good seal on the porcelain. Is this incorrect?
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:59 PM   #9
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I wouldnt say incorrect since most manufacturers show you putting the wax seal on the toilet in their diagrams. It just seems easier to some of us to do it the way majakdragon does his. I have always placed mine on the flange and the used the bolts as a guide as well. I have never had one not seal against the toilet this way.

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Old 04-01-2010, 09:06 PM   #10
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SB4J, Thanks for the input! I'll give it a shot next time I set a toilet.



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