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Old 05-06-2014, 07:43 PM   #1
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Replace an old toilet that had been leaking at the base off and on for awhile. Used a regular size wax ring for the new toilet and it seemed alright for awhile. Started to leak again. Replaced wax ring with oversize ring. Started to leak again. Looked at flange and it looks alright. Do not see any cracks in the toilet base. Toilet feels solid. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.

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I would try one of the wax-less rings. If that doesn't work, either your sewer line is backing up or your toilet is cracked. Or the water line is leaking. Or your dog is trying to use the toilet.

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You seemed to have covered all the usual culprits. Positive it's not leaking from somewhere else like the supply line and going around the base?
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check the tank to bowl bolts and tank to bowl gasket....could be leaking there
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After you set the toilet in place and bolt it down sit on it and see if it rocks or moves. If it does you may need to secure your flange better to the floor or replace rotted floor.
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check the tank to bowl bolts and tank to bowl gasket....could be leaking there
After trying a saniseal ring flushed the toilet about 10 times with no leaks. It is leaking again. The flange is even with the finished floor. Not sure if to use two rings or buy an ad on flange to raise a bit. Any other suggestions. Thanks.
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My advice is to check every connection where there is a gasket or o-ring. Also when you set your toilet down on the wax ring you should have to push down with your weight. But don't twist and turn as you're pressing down. If you installed the wax ring properly then it shouldn't be leaking there.

My advice also would be just to buy a rebuild kit that includes all gaskets that you'll need and a new braided supply line.

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