Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-17-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Toilet leaking at the base on floor


The toilet is leaking a water around the bottom of the toilet onto the tile floor. There is what looks like the wax seal coming out from under the toilet about one inch on one side and the rear of the toilet. I have never seen such. The house was vacant for over two years and I fixed it up and the toilet worked fine. Someone has been living in it since July and no problem until today.

I don't understand what could have caused the wax seal to start oozing out. I am going to take the toilet out and clean up the mess and put in a new wax seal.

Should I buy a new toilet in case this one might be broken or cracked on the bottom? What else should I look for?
Thanks. John

John24689 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2009, 03:49 PM   #2
newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: LosAngeles
Posts: 10
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Toilet leaking at the base on floor


man thats sounds kinda goofy, but the waxie is not impervious. It is although to normal flushing? Did something like bleach or thinner go too? Look close for the floor (rotting from long term) maybe just became obvious recent but took a while to get exposed, and yes good idea to thoroughly inspect the whole toilet for any red flags IE cracks, rodent etc.

elkwd7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 07:31 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 133
Rewards Points: 75
Default

Toilet leaking at the base on floor


If the floor in the bathroom has been replaced already, buy an extra-thick wax gasket as you will need additional material to fill the larger gap between the closet flange and the toilet base (The replaced floor is causing the toilet to sit higher above the flange).

I had a toilet start leaking this summer after a 500 pounder used the facilities! Smashed the wax gasket so flat that it started leaking after years of no problems.
MI-Roger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: LosAngeles
Posts: 10
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Toilet leaking at the base on floor


That would suggest the only thing the loo sat on was its wax ring, the outside base of the toilet optimally speaking, is designed to rest on the finish floor and then be dapped out for appearance at least, so the floor had to give downward and squish out the wax ring! AHH i see, now.........wow again!
elkwd7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2009, 08:03 AM   #5
Member
 
ccarlisle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,889
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Toilet leaking at the base on floor


...that's one helluva "load"...
__________________
“The average American woman is about 25 pounds heavier than she was in 1960...Recognizing obesity as a disease will help change the way the medical community tackles this complex issue that affects approximately 1 in 3 Americans,”
ccarlisle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seal Peel and Stick Tiles? Echo1 Flooring 21 06-22-2012 09:07 PM
Help me check my logic on clogged drain and overflowing toilet Southlake_Ed Plumbing 10 01-05-2010 07:52 PM
Leaky toilet drain secutanudu Plumbing 0 08-17-2009 10:14 AM
Leaking Toilet Boongoon Plumbing 7 11-04-2008 05:44 PM
Installing a toilet over harwood floor caglezs Plumbing 5 02-07-2008 11:23 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.