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Shifting & leaky toilet

We bought an eljer corner toilet installed it on new tile, put in new 4"sewer pipe put on the wax gasket leveled it and fasten it down and it leaked, pulled it up re did every thing and this time put on a fernco gasket and this one leaked, pulled it up and put on wax around fernco, and put dens board over tile level and squared everything and it still leaks I noticed today the toilet shifted a 1/4 inch whats the deal

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They make plates that go under the  (plastic pipe?) flange which allows one to tighten down the toilet better. Seems that your flange and toilet are not level with one another? You may need to use plastic or other shims to level the toilet before  tightening the bolts.

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Installed a new toilet this morning. Filled it and no leaks. Flushed the toilet and water spewed out the bottom of the back. How do we fix?


water in the bowl should not leak. but when you flush it it goes out the bottom into the drain. between the toilet and drain pipe there should be a wax ring gasket to seal the toilet to the floor drain if this wax gasket is damaged it will leak. replace with a thicker wax ring and after you put the toilet back in place sit on it to be sure it has smashed into the wax ring. and put nuts back on and tighten. do not over tighten sand crack the porcelain. this should fix your problem.

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How to fix a new toilet flange so it will not leaked down onto the drain pipe


Hi Connie.

Hoping I'm visualizing this properly. The stand pipe under the house is generally pointing upward and has a flange on it. The toilet will have an indent on the bottom that is somewhat larger that the flange diameter. Then there will be a wax ring that is seated around the neck of the flange right before the toilet is placed down on top of it. The general process is that a new wax ring is placed, the toilet is lifted and, as carefully as possible, lowered straight down over the floor bolts. Once it makes contact on the floor, the toilet is gently rotated a small bit clockwise and counterclockwise to make sure that there is a good solid contact with the wax. The toilet is set square to the wall and, hopefully, with the floor bolts centered on the slots. Someone sits down carefully on the toilet to put pressure on the wax and seal it (this should not be done on a cold day, as the wax may not flow, and may even crack and leave a gap).

From what I saw you write, my questions would be whether the wax gasket was installed. if not, pull the toilet, obtain a gasket, and try again. if one was installed, were the remains of the old gasket thoroughly cleaned away from flange and toilet bottom? if not, the old wax may have cause uneven flow/sealing with the new ring (too much wax in the space).

You can also check that the leak isn't coming from higher up, like at the join from bowl to tank. If it's leaking there, depending on your toilet model, it might leak once the flapper is lifted in the tank, flow down the back outside of the toilet, and down under the house. In that case, it could be a bad seal, or the tank-to-toilet bolts not having been tightened.

Hoping this gives you some ideas

D

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How do I replace ring that toilet attaches to the floor


If the ring that is attached to the floor and sewer pipe is broken you can get a new ring that fits over the old one ..depending on the type of floor if wood you just screw new plastic ring over the old one be sure to line the bolt slots at the 3 oclock and 9 oclock position so you can slide the bolt head under the new ring and lines up to keep the bowl holes in exact spot. when you put the new wax ring on be sure to get one that has a built in plastic flange that goes down inside the 4 inch sewer pipe before putting plastic wax seal on be sure new ring is snug i always use a course wood screw to screw to the floor if you have concrete you will have to place ring make mark for screw holes drill masonary bit then put insert into concrete then put ring on then coarse screw good luck this should solve the issue

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Toilet rocked after install, water leaking from under toilet.


This sounds like poor installation.
If you can get the person who installed it to come back to your home & make it right, you certainly should.

There is typically a wax gasket that connects the toilet to the drain pipe at floor level. This gasket needs, first of all, to fit. Then it needs to be well-seated (it's wax, and compressible) by rocking the toilet back & forth before the toilet is securely clamped down.

If it's not a problem of poor installation, it may be that your floor is uneven, or that there are tiles (under the toilet) that are chipped or missing - in other words, physical conditions that are interfering with the secure installation and tightening down of your toilet.

I wish you luck!

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25 year old toilet, all of a sudden, seems to be shifting and the tank is now angled and one side is touching the wall, nothing seems loose, or wobbly, but it must be moving, since it never was this way...


The tank to bowl bolts need to be replaced. The tank will need to be removed and new SOLID BRASS BOLTS and the gasket will need to be replaced. When you tighten the new bolts on the
tank, lay a two foot level across the tank with cover removed. Tighten each side a little at a time.
I always tighten the tank down until it just touches the raised rib on the bowl, and no more than that.
You can buy generic tank to bowl kits, but make sure the bolts are solid brass.

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Do you have to put toilet cauking under base of toilet


No, you don't have to, but it makes for a nicer job. The wax ring must provide the complete seal to the sewer and must not leak at all. The use of caulking under the outer edge provides for a neat seal so that water or waste that gets on the floor does not collect under the edge of the toilet where it meets the floor. The caulking can also provide a bit of stability if the floor is uneven and the flange is a bit high, in which case the toilet might rock a little - which could compromise the seal of the wax ring. If a plumber installs a toilet, they will put the caulking down right away because they are confident in their installation of the wax ring and they need to move on. If the floor is a soft material (anything except stone or ceramic tile), then the home meowner might want to wait a couple of days before applying caulking to be certain that they don't conceal a leaking wax ring. If your toiled does rock a little, give the caulking a day to dry before using it again. On the other hand, if you do have a hard surface floor, it's a good idea to apply the caulk to the bottom of the toilet before you put the bowl down to give a bit of cushion where the porcelain bowl meets the hard floor.

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Sewer oder from toilet replaced wax ring dident


The wax ring would only help if the toilet wasn't sealed to the drain. Is the odor coming up through the toilet? If so then your water level must be low in the bowl, allowing the trap to be open to air. Make sure the little hose from the fill valve is dumping into the overflow. This helps make sure the toilet stays full, when refilling.

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Tiled bathroom floor. Went to install toilet


hi, the tile is supposed to go under the toilet flange (the thing you put the wax ring on), very common "oops", can be rectified by placing another wax ring right on top of the first on. best to make the first one a "horn type" wax ring, then put the plain one (no horn) on top of first and try to smoosh it on just enough to stay in place so when you install toilet it doesn't move,.....cheers!

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Toilet on uneven floor


I believe that I qualify... over 300 toilets installed in the past 15 months!!

I would go with the wax rings... but I would press the ring into the base of the toilet before installing the toilet....that way you are sure to have a good seal to the toilet....

If you actually read the directions, the manufacturer will tell you to press the wax ring onto the toilet....then install it onto the floor drain.
I guess that a PLAIN wax ring placed on the floor drain (since it is recessed) before placing the rubber-sleeve equipped ringed toiled is a good safety measure... I have done that an it work about 37 times out of 40.

Good question - BTW.. and well worded. THANKS for being specific and precise!!

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No toilet flange


Go to a hardware outlet(Lowe's, HomeDepot, etc.) and ask for a commode drain extension that can be placed over the existing and bring it up to the level of your floor. I also like the wax rings with the cup molded in. These can be doubled up also but not as reliable as the extension.
Eric

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