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Old 11-23-2011, 12:23 PM   #1
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Hi all!
Before breaking something, I would like some advice on this
Toilet was recently replaced but I realized after a few days that it is not perfectly aligned with the wall (it is leveled though). Can I just untight the commode bolts and align it better, or will I risk "disconnecting" the wax ring? Do wax rings allow for any adjustment several days after installation? Thank you for the precious advice!

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Old 11-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #2
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Man, a new wax ring is like a couple of dollars. I would pull the commode and replace the wax ring instead of just trying to rotate it. It is possible you could move it without incident, but it is just as likely you would create a tiny leak.

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if it's just a small amount (say 1/4 inch or so side to side) you might be able to re-align the tank with the wall and not have to disturb the bowl or wax ring.
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Thank you! I will not take any risks then!
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if it's just a small amount (say 1/4 inch or so side to side) you might be able to re-align the tank with the wall and not have to disturb the bowl or wax ring.
It is actually the bowl that is not aligned by 1/2 inch :/
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Maybe you could move the wall
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A while ago I put in a new toilet and because I was afraid that tightening the bolts too much would crack the toilet, I didn't tighten them enough and the toilet shifted. I straightened the toilet out and tightened it some more. No leak. Try it. Worst case you have to change the ring if it leaks.
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Take another look at Sterves comment -

It may be the tank that's off , not the bowl.
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Hi all!
Before breaking something, I would like some advice on this
Toilet was recently replaced but I realized after a few days that it is not perfectly aligned with the wall (it is leveled though). Can I just untight the commode bolts and align it better, or will I risk "disconnecting" the wax ring? Do wax rings allow for any adjustment several days after installation? Thank you for the precious advice!
If you had this professionally installed, call the professional back out
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Thank you all for the advices! Much appreciated!

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