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shorteared 08-11-2012 09:28 AM

Toilet is not flush to floor
 
hi guys, i need a solution to wee problem...

I have just installed a toilet and it does not touch the floor at all...

The floor is not level. I have shimmed the toilet level at the front. Is this toilet going to leak? any advice will help!

shorteared 08-11-2012 09:33 AM

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here is a photo of the toilet.... thanks for your advice!

jaydevries 08-11-2012 09:42 AM

toilet does not need to be level as much as does not rock.
1 did you put your weight on toilet to smash wax ring down?
2 are you sure the horn under toilet bowl went inside of floor flange
3 was floor flange against the floor

shorteared 08-11-2012 11:54 AM

hi Jay,

1. i have put my 175lbs of weight on the toilet to smash the wax ring.
2. Im not "sure" if the horn went into the pipe, however I am assuming it has is there is about 1 cm space between the toilet and the tile floor.
3. Floor flange was set to be about 1 cm off the tile floor.


I worried if I miss with this too much the wax ring seal will break. Do you think I need to redo the install?

Alan 08-11-2012 12:07 PM

Is your flange on top of finished floor or flush with finished floor?

shorteared 08-11-2012 12:08 PM

The flange is above the finished floor approx 1/4" or 1 cm

jaydevries 08-11-2012 12:10 PM

are you using a reinforced wax ring.

shorteared 08-11-2012 12:13 PM

I have used the wax ring that came with Cadet 3 FloWise Round Front Toilet. it has a plastic funnel in the centre that sits in the effluent pipe

jaydevries 08-11-2012 12:15 PM

huh i would get new wax ring with horn pull toilet and see why it is not going down

Alan 08-11-2012 12:16 PM

I hate those plastic no-seep bull$^#^


I'd say if your toilet isn't sitting down to the floor easily, it's time to pull it off and take some measurements.


Diameter of the horn compared to the diameter of the opening in the flange (repair flange possibly?)

Distance from base of toilet to the surface where the wax seal makes contact underneath the toilet. (possibly too shallow for a flange mounted on top of finished floor)

shorteared 08-11-2012 03:28 PM

i have removed the toilet and took all of the wax off. I dry fit the toilet without the wax ring and it fit flush. I then took the toilet off and just put the horn from the wax ring on the flange and found that the wax ring is too large. the flange opening measures approx. 2 3/4" diameter. do they make wax rings smaller then 3" I haven't found any?

Any thoughts on this?

oh'mike 08-11-2012 03:55 PM

Sounds like a high flange and a reinforced ring. (Has a foam core)

Get a plain ,all wax ,ring and you should be fine.

Alan 08-11-2012 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by shorteared (Post 986323)
i have removed the toilet and took all of the wax off. I dry fit the toilet without the wax ring and it fit flush. I then took the toilet off and just put the horn from the wax ring on the flange and found that the wax ring is too large. the flange opening measures approx. 2 3/4" diameter. do they make wax rings smaller then 3" I haven't found any?

Any thoughts on this?



I'm not asking about the diameter of the wax ring.. I'm asking about the horn on the toilet outlet. Measure it. I bet it's not even going into the flange. The next step is why do you only have a 2-3/4" opening in your flange. It should be 3"

You should remedy this, and the toilet will probably sit flat to the floor.

Alan 08-11-2012 05:46 PM

http://www.terrylove.com/wc/caroma/caroma_305_horn.jpg

shorteared 08-11-2012 05:48 PM

should i be worried about a ring that does not have a plastic horn/funnel in the middle? To me it seems silly not to have the horn/funnel as that would assure the effluent flows into the pipe.

I re-measured the small end of the plastic funnel or horn and it is the same size as the discharge pipe in the floor. Should the horn be smaller then the pipe or are the measurements supposed to be the same size (small end of horn/funnel and top of effluent pipe)?


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