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Bolts in floor for toilet are too short...

I installed ceramic floor tile in my mom's bathroom, but now the bolts in floor for the toilet are too short. What's the best way to fix this? Thanks for your time.

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Home depot will have the longer ones. take the short ones with you. they should no more tha $3

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The tiles behind my wall hung geberit tiles are cracking and the toilet seems to be moving a little. Ian afraid it is going to pull out of the wall. It has been there for 10 years but is a spare washroom...


Never herd of wall tiles cracking. If you have access to the underside of the bathroom (via basement ceiling), you may want to check of the wall(s) has proper support for load or a non-supported floor plywood joint may have been installed the wrong way/not supported properly. You should be able to see the nails coming through the floor plywood where the wall(s) is located above. You may have to add blocking and/or brace(s) with joist hangers for support as required. Interior wall studs may also been spaced at 24"c/c instead of 16"c/c if the wall tiles were not installed by the builder not accounting for heavier than normal load.

If by chance the washroom is in the basement::
  • Non-load bearing walls (interior non-loading will be supported by the slab.
  • Load bearing walls will be supported by footing foundations
As for your toilet moving: the wax gasket may need replacing if not seated properly (rocking). If it just seems a bit loose, try to just tighten the flange bolts on both sides of the bottom of the toilet after removing caps. If no spacers are present between the bolts and the ceramic, they need to be there to not crack the base or reduce the chance of over-tightening that would do the same. There may be water coming from a shower that's close by or from the sweating of the tank in the humid summer months.

If the ceiling are closed for access below, you have the choice of tackling the job from within the bathroom by removing the some of the plywood floor to inspect the problem OR by the ceiling below. I would should the ceiling below if it was me.

Good Luck!

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The tank wiggles/shakes doesnt seem secure. I am worried if I crank down on the bolts the tank will crack. Also my ceramic floor is not quit even there is a crunching noice when you set on the toilet....


you are correct if you overtighten the bolts the tank will crack.
They make rubber spacers that go between the tank and the stool, that can be put in to help the part of rocking or wiggly, try that.

with your toliet making a crunching noise on the tile, my first question is does the toliet rock at all? i would try and tighten the bolts on the base or the next step would be to pull the toliet and put a new wax ring then tighten it down. It makes a crunching sound because part of it is hitting the tile so makes sure it tight to the floor

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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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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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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.
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check the seal between the tank and the toilet.tighten it as necessary. (not to tight! you will crack the ceramic). Mkae sure the tank is square to the toilet.
also the water inlet connector.

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