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Old 02-23-2010, 12:11 PM   #1
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Leaky toilet

I just had a toilet installed in my basement...I SET THE STOOL....it worked fine for about a month and then just started leaking! Not just a little leak but a lot! I've pulled it twice and put new rings...even put a double on but to no avail....it's still leaking. FYI the flange is agout 1/2 inch above the floor so I've had to level the stool with shims...could this be my problem?

I'd appreciate any advice!!
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:26 PM   #2
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If there is no tight seal, then it will leak. Yikes, I pity you. I replaced my toilet just a couple of months ago. Maybe your shims are too high? maybe you can get someone to hold the toilet and look underneath while seating and make sure its forming a tight seal. Are you sure the toilet is not getting rocked back and forth and hence the seal is coming off?


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Old 02-23-2010, 09:48 PM   #3
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why would the flange be 1/2" above the floor? start a new thread.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:54 AM   #4
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Need to build up floor to meet flange or lower flange closer to floor.

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