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Old 12-03-2010, 11:20 PM   #1
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I am putting a toilet in my basement that has the rough in plunbing. The problem is they did not install a flange and cemented right to the top of the drain. In order to save me some chipping concrete work I thought I would install a flange that goes inside the drain rather than over it. The plumber at Home Depot told me I could not use a wax seal but had to use the rubber one. I installed it using the rubber one get a leak at the seal. Why can and I not use a wax seal? I would think that once it gets forced down it would seal much better. Any comments. And as always thanks in advance. The help here is awesome.

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Old 12-04-2010, 12:00 AM   #2
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I am putting a toilet in my basement that has the rough in plunbing. The problem is they did not install a flange and cemented right to the top of the drain. In order to save me some chipping concrete work I thought I would install a flange that goes inside the drain rather than over it.
Did you actually install the flange? I hope so.
I always use wax rings on floor mounted toilets and foam for wall hung toilets

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Yes I installed the flange. Think I might have cracked it tho. Just wondered why the plumber would tell me to not use wax when using an inside fitting flange. Thanks.
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At HD you talked to a salesman not a plumber
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I agree with Eplumber. HD does hire one person that is actually a Plumber, but the rest of them are shelf stockers with little to no knowledge.
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Thanks guys. I did buy a wax seal and reinstalled the toilet. Looks like all is well, no leaks so far. Thanks for your help.

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