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Old 04-01-2012, 08:20 AM   #1
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sewer back up / replace wax ring?


Our main sewer line stopped up, I was taking a shower and noticed it was draining slow, when I got out I noticed a bit of water had even leaked out around the base of a toilet we recently had replaced......not a lot of water but enough I had to get a towel to get the water up. Anyway I called a plumber and he unstopped the main line......now my question -

should I pull the new toilet and replace the wax ring? it is less than a month old and hadn't leaked before or since we had the main drain issue?

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yes use new wax ring might use new toilet bolt also to line up when setting since bolts are usually cut shorter after install

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You should change your toilet and also check the condition of your septic tank whether it is full or not.
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thanks for the reply Bob, I didn't mention the previous owner had the tank pumped just before we purchased the cabin, it's a weekender, and I also recently replaced the toilet.

I said he unstopped the line but actually the stoppage ended up being the PVC line pulled apart just past the foundation where it 45's to the tank. Between the 45 and the angle of the fall it appears the tank settled a bit and the pipe pulled out of the fitting. They repaired the line just wasn't sure about the wax ring since the toilet was just recently installed.
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"You should change your toilet...
Why change the toilet?
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You should change your toilet and also check the condition of your septic tank whether it is full or not.
Why would you change the toilet???????????????
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Try snugging the bolts on toilet before removing it
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I didn't think to try and tighten the bolts.....since it was just recently installed it may have seated and this may work.....it's the simple things we forget
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During the reno of our bathroom, I knew that I would be pulling the toilet multiple times, so I ended up going with a Waxless ring. After the six or so removals, it has not leaked at all. It is a lot easier to make a leak tight fitting, than messing with a wax ring.

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