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sweaty 01-14-2009 03:03 PM

Toilet Not Securely Fastened
In my rental house, I have a bathroom in the basement and the toilet moves somewhat along the floor. What do I need to do to fix this? Any danger of sewer gases coming up?

bradnailer 01-14-2009 03:35 PM

First you'll need to make sure the closet flange is secured to the floor. Since you are probably on a slab, you may need to anchor the flange to the floor by drilling the concrete floor and setting anchors. Once you get the closet flange secure, install a new wax ring and secure the toilet with closet flange bolts.

If the toilet doesn't leak when you flush it, there's a chance you aren't getting any sewer gasses in the room, but unless you fix it, it will only get worse.

majakdragon 01-15-2009 10:00 AM

Not sure how much "somewhat" is, but it should not move at all. Check the bolts on the bowl base to insure they are tight. Since it has been moving, I would suggest pulling the toilet up and replacing the wax seal. At this time you can make sure the flange is not broken or able to move.

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