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Old 12-12-2010, 10:55 AM   #1
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new toilet or replace ring

have leak under toilet

assume its the wax ring


is it better to just buy a new toilet than replace the ring if the toilet is about 1999 model (when house was built)

if I get new one, are the cheapo (70-90 dollar at Lowes) ones every bit as good as liek a 150-200 dollar one? is the working parts all the same?

whats the least expensive one I could get that wont be problematic?


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Old 12-12-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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Ayuh,... Replacin' the toliet for a $5.00 leaking gasket, that's gonna be replaced Anyways, don't make alota sense to Me...


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Old 12-12-2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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whats the least expensive one I could get that wont be problematic?
Besides the leaky wax ring... is the one you have now problematic?

If so, what types of problems are you having?

What brand is the one you have now?

I wouldn't buy a $70 toilet.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:54 AM   #4
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I would also find out if the water you see is actually from the seal not working or some other problem source. If you;re not sure where the leak is coming from, I would spend some money and replace the toilet as a unit. That way you have a whole new system, including a new seal, and the problem should be solved. I wouldn't go the cheapest, but mid range would do. Good luck.
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