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alsok2

10:28AM | 07/18/07
Member Since: 07/16/07
4 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
Just bought our first home. Toilet in MBA is crooked! and points toward the doorway, which puts me too close to the wall! I looks bad and I want to fix it. Do I have to completely remove the toilet to readjust it or what? Also, there is caulking around the base and it is old, "rusty" and just nasty looking. Any harm in just removing it?

Sylvan

10:46AM | 07/18/07
Member Since: 01/24/06
1507 lifetime posts
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Congratulation on your new home Now call your lawyer and ask her /Him what about the money left in the escrow account to repair things that were over looked at the closing.

If you try to fix it and something goes wrong you have no recourse

Billhart

01:54PM | 07/18/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1916 lifetime posts
Yes, you need to completely remove the toilet and check the flange and install a new wax seal.

Yes. You can remove the caulk around the base.

But also look at the size and location of the toilet. There might not be room to mount it otherwise.

As this was clearly observable and know before you bought there is no change of getting the seller to "fix" it.

alsok2

10:46AM | 07/19/07
Member Since: 07/16/07
4 lifetime posts
Thanks, Billhart, you helped me with some other stuff (caulk). We did have a very thorough inspection report performed, and this toilet issue is for sure mostly a cosmetic thing for me. Now that I own, I'm becoming a real stickler for how things look and just want everything "right." Thanks for the details; I'm a newbie and every little bit of advice helps. You're the best!
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