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Leaky Toilet

Posted by Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof on March 24th, 2003 07:56 AM
In reply to Leaking toilet at base by Heather on March 22nd, 2003 07:54 PM [Go to top of thread]

However, once the toilet has leaked at the base, tightening the bolts if they are loose is a temporary fix. You need to pull and reset the toilet with a new wax ring. Since the water that has leaked across the top or bottom of the wax ring causes the wax to loose its ability to seal, tightening it may stop the leaking, but it will probably start again.

As water crosses the wax it deposits on the wax surface evaporated minerals and deposits from the toilet. These products coat the surface of the wax and prevent the wax from bonding to the china.

Good Luck
Raymond VinZant

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