04:41PM | 11/19/02
Member Since: 11/02/02
69 lifetime posts
Yesterday I reset my stool (new wax ring) for the third time in two weeks. Still, I get seepage around the bottom; it's not sealing like it should. I'm a bit baffled by this, as I've been very careful to get the ring on correctly. I don't see any cracks in the stool either.

Any ideas?

I should point out a couple things that may bear on this problem. When I bolted the stool down, wax was extruded out from underneath it. That surprised me. Is it possible that it's sitting too tightly on the flange underneath? My wife and I recently removed the carpeting in that bathroom, and at the moment there's only the subfloor.


08:02AM | 11/27/02
Member Since: 11/17/02
50 lifetime posts
Just because you don't see cracks in the stool, doesn't mean they are not there. If you've done everything right and the flange is still in good shape, you've eliminated the obvious and the only other option is the toilet itself. Before you buy another toilet though, check the tank to bowl gasket. Sometimes this leaks when you move the toiet, and the water runs down the back of the toilet where its difficult to see. But if that isn't leaking, consider replacing the toilet. Make sure you buy a new Kohler or American Standard toilet though. They have spent the most money developing a toilet both reliable and water conservative.
Good Luck
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