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I live in a mobile home park. I do all the electrical and plumbing and everything else. You can put an ordinary toilet in. So long as there is a flange. If there is not one you can put one in anywhere you choose. Then underneath you can run the 3 inch line to the main trunk going to the sewer. Don't worry about it freezing being below the insulation. Keep the angle so that it empties fast so there is nothing inside to build up and freeze. If where the toilet used to be has some bad plywood cut out a square to put in a square of new plywood. Measure where the old one was beforehand and mark where you want to put the new 3 1/2 inch hole (usually 12 inches from the framing to center), cut your hole using screws with large heads (maybe even stainless steel) screw down the flange. Using solvent glue the new section to the old section etc.

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HELP! How do I fix a toilet that will not flush? I suspect the wax seal has not sealed properly due to tile floor being added and raising the level of the toilet. Could this be the problem?

I would have used low power jet wash with pipe cleaning attachment when the toilet was off, I know karcher do a good 1 but there are cheaper alternatives. The last toilet I fitted had a large rubber type seal between the wate outflow pipe and the out pipe of the toilet that fitted over the base of the pipe. I have never seen a wax type seal as you describe, admittedly I have not changed many toilets, but I would have changed the seals when the tiolet was lifted. Hope this helps

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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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Recently installed Toto toilet by a qualified plummer(twice) it still rocks side to side and back and forth. Floor is level. Toto Toilet Aquia11

Qualified? Plumber? sounds like it needs to be shimed,because not all floors are exactly level,or castings of toilets exactly perfect.Doesn't sound like the handyman knows what he's doing.Shims available at home depot--plastic-don't shim with wood-it will rot.I've used various coins to get right thickness.Be careful tightening bolts,you'll crack bowl.Find a legit plumber licensed

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Do you recommend 'sealing' the bottom of a toilet with silicone?

no, it will yellow if p gets on it. Use a flexible acrylic caulk, but not an acrylic adhesive because it will make it hard to lift the toilet in the future without damaging the floor.

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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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In pressure Lite flushing system, do we need any pressure?

We just recently installed two of these and love them.


This is a almost complete in box and needs to only install the tank and seat. It also came with a new wax ring and bolts.

What you also need is also at home depot they have the better flange repair kit, this is a round metal ring that goes over the existing plastic flange on the floor, put in as many screws as you can. On both we broke the plastic flange while installing the bolts. also the second one we also added a washer on the back side of the metal flange repair ring this made the connection even stronger.

The new bolts that hold the toilet to the floor will be to long and an need to be cut off. Don't just try to brake it off, we ran in to big trouble and is how we broke the flange.

Lastly go ahead and use Tub sealant and put a bead around the floor and base of toilet, this will keep it more secure and not allow any fluids to seep under the toilet and start smelling.

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If you tried regular sized wax rings and they failed to seal, try using a double thickness wax ring, maybe the space between the floor flange and the toilet exceeds a regular wax ring size. If the floor has been re-tiled and the floor flange was not adjusted this could be your problem, anyhow good luck!

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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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