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Rambynas04

04:39AM | 03/05/04
Member Since: 03/03/04
5 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
The tile floor that I pulled up had 1/8" luan board as an underlayment. I pulled all that up and plan to use cement board as my new underlayment. This will raise my floor level with the new tile installed. Do I need to mess with to toilet fange to get a good seal when I install the new toilet?

Johnnysan

07:20AM | 03/05/04
Member Since: 02/25/04
5 lifetime posts
I had a similar situation when replacing subflooring in a bathroom. A plumber I was working with suggested using two wax seals back to back to provide a good seal between the base of the toilet and the flange. It worked just fine.

homebild

02:32PM | 03/09/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
The trouble with using two wax rings is that they will:

1)Ooze excess wax most often directly into the drain opening and either immediately restrict the passage of water or break off and cause full clogs in the sewer line.

2)Too easily break the seal if the toilet rocks on the new tile floor.

A much better solution is to use a waxless bowlgasket such as Fluidmaster's Wax Free Bowl Gasket.

The Bowl gasket gets positioned so that it is equal in height to the floor and readily accepts the toilet neck without ever leaking.

The gasket itself merely slips inside the floor drain and is heald in place by a large O ring.

For the $6US to buy it, it can't be beat.
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