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Old 11-18-2012, 09:10 PM   #16
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You need to correct the rocking problem and test the fit of the toilet in place before installing the wax ring.

If you already experienced rocking after "final" installation then the wax ring you have is probably deformed too much to reuse. Unlike rubber, wax does not fluff back out after the pressure that is squeezing it is relieved.


The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:21 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Anianna View Post
Thank you. Our place was built in the mid-90s, are you sure it's poly b by Zurn?
99.9% certain. Our place was built in '94 and had it.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:31 PM   #18
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Thanks all for the info regarding the wax ring.

Originally Posted by VIPlumber View Post
99.9% certain. Our place was built in '94 and had it.
From what I understand from a bit of research, the failure is caused by a reaction of the polymer with chemical chlorine common in American public water systems. Polybutylene systems are still in use and are even popular in Europe and Asia. I know in at least parts of Europe, they don't use chlorine to treat water, but use Oxine instead, so that may be why it isn't a problem in those markets. Our water comes from a well and is not chlorinated, so I think we'll be fine, but I will look into it further to make sure.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:04 PM   #19
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Awesome Answers !

Thanx Richo for posting your question. I have the same exact problem. And after spending so much time making sure that I mixed the floor leveller exactly to direction, & levellling each & every tile along with the over-all floor after placing each tile, I was devastated to find out that my toilet didn't fit snug! I really appreciate everyone's answers. Thank you so much !! I had no idea that they made plastic shims for this. I've heard of the composite ones, actually thought about using them, but they do have a terrible odour that I can not seem to find out any info from anyone about how long that odour lasts. Plastic it is ! I am also going to use caulk in dabs underneath the toilet, just to set it in place.


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