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Tiled bathroom floor. Went to install toilet

Tiled bathroom floor. Went to install toilet (new)..wax ring didn't compress like I thought it should, actually didn't feel like anything sqeezed on it. Would the tile raise the height to where the toilet wouldn't seat...do you have to use an oversized wax ring?

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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.
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