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Old 08-08-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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I just moved into a condo and the very modern toilet (elongated bowl) rocks. It appears to not be bolted down properly, or maybe the floor is not level?

I have sent an email to the owner (including other problems) and no answer yet.

Does anyone know what needs to be done to correct this? Her husband appears to be a jack of all trades and doesn't do much well so I want to stand there and ensure it is done properly.

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Old 08-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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if wax seal is good and flange bolts are tight then use these
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...s#.UCMHxU2PVq0

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Old 08-08-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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Wait a minute... you're renting, and you have a problem with something... you don't know how to fix it, but you're asking the landlord to fix it, even though you think he may not know how to fix it properly.

Better yet, you want to use advice found on the internet so you can watch over his shoulder as he fixes it to make sure he does it right?

What if he isn't doing it to your standards as you're watching?



I'm steering clear of this mess.

Besides, i'd have to look closely at the floor to decide if shims are going to do any good at all.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:27 PM   #4
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Yep, I think you have the right idea.

No help there
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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Thought I would let all your DIY plumbers that when you install a toilet make sure the bolts at the bottom are snug as well as the ones holding the tank on the toilet.

My problem was totally solved.
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It is possible that the wax ring got squished too much while the toilet rocked and therefore needed to be replaced.

The toilet needs to be test fitted to fit firm and steady on the floor before the wax ring is installed.
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It could be that the toilet flange does not extend sufficiently from the floor. In this case you would need to add extension flanges. These are white or black plastic rings that get layered ontop of the existing flange.

It could also be as simple as to having to tighten down the nuts on the bolts that extend from the floor. Remove the white caps on each side of the toilet & see whether they are nuts are firmly tightened down.

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