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Old 02-08-2009, 06:46 AM   #1
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toilet is not set straight

Just had the tile done and the toilet was not set straight to the wall. Can it be adjusted without having to totally reinstall it with a new ring? Probably off by an inch or so.

Additional issue - the tank is not level (high on the right). I moved it a bit and water leaked out. Is it as simple as draining it and wiggling it straight? Are there any seals to be concerned about when making the adjustment?


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Unless the closet flange was set very poorly, you should be able to loosen the commode bolts and twist it enough to square it up, then retighten your bolts.


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Is it a brass flange? ABS flange? one of those new expanding types? If it is a brass flange and ajustment would be very easy. If it is abs and glued in place that would require substantial work. If its one of those new types with the rubber piece that goes in the pipe, That would be an easy ajustment.
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How much to tighten the bolts?

Similar problem with a toilet I installed. It started out straight but shifted because I was afraid to tighten the bolts too much and crack the base. I probably only gave it a quarter turn with a wrench after the bolts were hand tight. How easy is it to crack the base? Can I safely tighten it up some more after I straighten it?
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