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Old 07-08-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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I have a fairly simple problem I have a toilet that has a wobble. I put a new toilet in with a new wax ring and when placing it it seemed to bottom out and still have the wobble, I left the old wax ring on and added the new I was thinking the floor is off. I kept tightening it and new I had to stop due to cracking. I did tile the floor also. what is the best way to correct it.

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Old 07-08-2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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Plastic toilet wedges---

No wobble---ever---reset toilet with a fresh wax ring snug down the bolts--add wedges where needed'

Finish tightening bolts--trim off the shims and use silicone caulk to make sire they stay where they are.

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Old 07-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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Cool Thanks... also should I silicone all the way around it. I thought doing that was a no no
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I avoid that too--just a dab will do to hold the shim.

Just a note--code in some areas actually requires a toilet to be caulked to the floor---some times I don't understand the code writers--
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:30 PM   #5
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Ok, just a dab. Good to know. Another question..do you think I should leave the new wax ring there and maybe add another or slice a new one or remove the new old one which is since jan. I put that on.
I appreciate the help..
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I'd replace the existing one---they are cheap--and I have seen over done wax that squished onto the pipe and caused a flow problem--

Also when the toilet is off--check these two things.

Feel the bottom for bumps--some times a glob of glaze will cause a wobble.

Look at the wax ring--did the toilet bottom out on a high flange?
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Really really good to know
Thanks once again for all your advise and help
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Double check that the bottom of the toilet flange is making full contact with the floor.
If you changed the flooring and did not cut the pipe below the floor to make it shorter to make up for a thinner flooring then that flange is going to be to high. It needs to be flush with the finshed flooring or below not a space under it.
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I actually tiled the floor so that lowered it. I think it's the floor that's uneven from the back to the front.
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To late now to fix it, just shim like Mike suggested.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:22 PM   #11
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Yea I know .
Thanks for all the help I appreciate it

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