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Old 11-09-2012, 09:28 PM   #1
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Leaking toilet from wax ring.

My toilet has been leaking for approx 1 year, with a darkened area slowly forming from underneath the wood floor approx. 1 foot on either side of toilet. No evidence of leak from below. And laminate flooring on top is solid. Very old house with several layers of flooring between floorswith The sub floor is crumbling plywood which sits on top of original red wood floor (sub floor was raised on top of the original redwood flooring)
The redwood flooring looks in tacked on top of the floor joist And as I said no leak visible from dining room ceiling below. Can area be left to dry and then replaced wax ring and toilet without ripping up flooring and replacing the subfloor


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Old 11-10-2012, 08:08 AM   #2
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It's been leaking for a year and would have cost about $2.00 to fix and no one fixed it

#1 Laminite never should have been used in a bathroom!
Can you post a picture of the damage?

In most cases if it's been leaking that long your now facing having to remove all the laminite, cut out all the flooring down to the joist to be able to inspect the floor joist and drywall below for black mold damage.


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Old 11-10-2012, 10:54 AM   #3
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Are you planning on taking the toilet up and replace the wax ring?
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