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Old 11-27-2007, 08:34 PM   #1
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I just completed installation of the second toilet in my house. The first one, went as planned with no issues. The second is questionable. I have no leaks on the top side around the bowl or supply line. But upon flushing for the first time i had minimal leakage. The second and third flush produced no leak???? Has anyone else had this problem and should remove the toilet and check the wax gasket? Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-27-2007, 08:43 PM   #2
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The leak was in the basement.

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Old 11-28-2007, 11:25 AM   #3
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If the toilet is on the first floor and the leak is in the basement, I would say the seal is bad OR you have a crack in the piping. You can continue "test flushing" to see if possibly the seal has gotten pressed down all the way and sealed or spend a couple bucks and remove the toilet to check the piping and replace the seal. Good luck.
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Where does the flange sit relative to the floor above, below, or level? What size wax ring did you use?
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:59 PM   #5
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I prefer the flange to be level with or sitting on the floor. Wax seals are pretty much standard unless you purchase an extra thick one. I use the ones with a plastic horn in them. Made by Kno-leak or Kant-leak.
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Level with or sitting on the floor is the norm. I've had to use three rings with horns due to low flanges before though, that's why I ask. Their are two main types of rings, those with a horn, and those without. The ones without are about half an inch, the ones with a horn are about an inch. The ones without a horn only get used when the flange is above the floor or to make one with a horn thicker to account for a low floor. The ones with a horn are used when the flange is level with or only slightly above the floor. Below the tile gets more than one ring.

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