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Old 03-30-2012, 05:02 PM   #16
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I don't know exactly what the pros do, but I left a few inches uncaulked at the back that can't be seen.
I agree. leave the rear of the toilet uncaulked.

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:23 PM   #17
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I don't recommend coins to shim a toilet. Toilets are made of porcelain china - so they can crack. And just setting a toilet directly onto the floor is fine - as long as your floor isn't made of tile, is level and is the correct height. If a tile floor comes into contact with the porcelain, damage to the tile floor and/or toilet can result. Personally, I like the Johnny Shims.
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And just setting a toilet directly onto the floor is fine - as long as your floor isn't made of tile


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It should have been test fitted without the wax ring and before the bolts are tightened. Any rocking should have been corrected then. Do not expect the bolts to prevent or correct rocking, that will break something instead
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Things I have used for shims -

Old Credit Cards
Plastic Business cards
A piece of self stick floor tile - it can be shaved or peeled.
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I hope he's wrong, or my newly tiled bathroom is doomed!
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I hope he's wrong, or my newly tiled bathroom is doomed!
I've pulled countless dozens of toilets 20+ years old off of tile that don't have damaged porcelain.

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I'm simply saying - so far Johnny Shims are the best product I've seen for toilet installations. I work for a property management company with over 3,000 unique properties; apartment buildings, condos, private homes and commercial.

Porcelain toilet coming into direct contact with porcelain tile, isn't really ideal in my opinion. Doesn't mean it can't be done, or that it's guaranteed going to crack. All the plumbers I know, simply throw away those squishy little square shims that have been around for so long, because they compress and can work their way out.

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