08:26PM | 06/16/04
Member Since: 11/07/02
26 lifetime posts
My house is on a concrete slab, and I've had to replace the wax ring three times in less than six years. Is this normal? It takes a super-thick wax ring because of being on a concrete slab.

We're doing a semi-remodel of the bathroom and weren't really planning on replacing the toilet, but I'm wondering if this recurring problem might be because of a problem with the toilet, or if there might be a differt type of toilet that would be less likely to result in this problem.

Another question is, is there anything I should look for in the flange/connector (not sure what it's supposed to be called) that could be the problem the wax ring need replacing so often?

I know in my previous house I was there 16 years and replaced the wax ring maybe twice, so it's really bugging me to go two years or less between suddenly having water leaking out around the toilet!


09:45PM | 06/18/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
Wax rings fail because once sealed, the seal breaks and fails.

This is usually caused by toilet wobble, and an uneven concrete floor is often the cause.

The simplest solution to this problem is to use a FluidMaster Wax Free Toilet gasket or a Fernco Rubber gasket.
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