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Old 08-20-2009, 03:37 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried a wax free toilet seal? I believe it's rubber?


In the middle of replacing 9 wax rings on the toilets in my home and I have an issue with uneven floor and leaking. I just found out about a rubber wax free seal and it seems interesting. Before I go through this labor I wanted to see if anyone has heard about them or tried one. They seem hard to find.
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Has anyone tried a wax free toilet seal? I believe it's rubber?


Wax is the standard for a reason. It works better than anything else. I'd avoid the rubber one like the plague.
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Wax is the standard for a reason. It works better than anything else. I'd avoid the rubber one like the plague.
I know that wax is the best, but given that, it's not like a draining toilet is under sustained pressure.
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I didn't insinuate that it is.

If it ain't broke don't fix it. Wax has worked great for decades.
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I didn't insinuate that it is.

If it ain't broke don't fix it. Wax has worked great for decades.
I know you didn't.

But, taking a step back and thinking it over...as I said, the drain is not under sustained pressure so either wax or rubber should work fine. I have never heard of a rubber seal, but rubber seals are common in almost every water application and used in extreme pressures. I'm sure the manufacturer has good arguments on why it's better than wax.

With regard to the "it ain't broke" statement, if people/companies abided by that argument, you wouldn't have pvc pipe, shark bite fittings, pex tubing, spray foam insulation, etc. to replace the still good options such as copper tubing and fiberglass insulation.
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