Toilet wax ring leak, back pressure.

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  1. Feb 12, 2018 #1

    GrayWater

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    Greetings, my first post here.

    Recently had some flooding due to a neighbor's tree clogging the sewer line. As a result, water started to flow and then started streaming out from under the toilet.
    The tub did also fill with about 3-4" of water sewer water.

    My question is, should that wax ring have leaked like that? The ring was replaced about a month ago.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Feb 12, 2018 #2

    TomFOhio

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    Yes they will leak. After you get everything taken care of and running good I would pull the toilet and clean underneath and then replace the seal with a new wax ring with horn.
     
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    Thank you for the reply!
     

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