If installed correctly with normal wear and tear how long should it hold?
-A plumber installed on 7-8 weeks ago and the toilet is rocking. He said he might have to charge me because of "use".
That seems unreasonable to me. Our primary toilet has had its seal for well on 5 years and it has no problems. Am I right or am I lucky with the other toilet? ‚Äì ‚ÄúCause dang that‚Äôs gonna get expensive!‚Äù
The wax ring only seals the toilet to the closet bend (sewer). Rocking is caused by an unlevel floor, or the toilet not being fully seated on the ring. This sometimes happens if the ring is cool when installed and not enough weight is used to seat it. The easiest solution is to buy small plastic wedges used to level the toilet and remove rocking. They only cost a couple dollars at any hardware or home improvement store in the same section where valves, flappers and other toilet parts are sold. Just lightly drive the wedges under the corners until the unit is level and does not rock, then trim. You can also use caulk, but I don't like this as it can trap moisture and hide bigger problems. Also can be very hard to remove a toilet that has been sealed to the floor.