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Old 03-09-2016, 08:36 PM   #61
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What is the purpose of caulking the toilet to the floor. I never do it unless I have to shim the toilet

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It's required by code here, only on Comercial though. I don't caulk in residential either unless shimmed.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:23 PM   #62
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So what I was getting at is that we have a house we're doing, one in Oaktree by Edmond, and they have two toilets, both powder bathrooms, with wood floors. My boss told us me not to caulk them down because it won't look very good on the wood and in the long run, wood floors damaged from water seeping or leaking from the wax ring without being able to tell quickly. Edmond seems to be on top of stuff when it comes to enforcing code. So I'm not sure what we'll do about that. In my asking, ALWAYS, I was including wood floors there.
I wouldn't caulk a wood floor either.
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Same here.
I don't caulk them either unless it has a huge gap
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no cock for me either, but my one tool i cant go without is my kobalt willy light, 420's, 420 v jaw, ridgid teloscoping basin wrench with megaloc inside the wrectangle tube, and my ridgid multi tool with all its heads. best purchase ever
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no cock for me either, but my one tool i cant go without is my kobalt willy light, 420's, 420 v jaw, ridgid teloscoping basin wrench with megaloc inside the wrectangle tube, and my ridgid multi tool with all its heads. best purchase ever
The Ridgid multi-tool you have, is it the X4, 12 volt, or corded one? I've looked at that before. I've heard pretty decent things about it. I have Ridgid's cordless vacuum and I think it's probably the best for the price. I think I paid $50 for it. My boss has the Dewalt one and it has a smaller hose and doesn't have as much power. Mine will burn through batteries pretty quickly. It's the only thing I use my old X4 batteries for now, though. Compared to the Milwaukee and Dewalt, I think it has more power, a bigger hose, and more capacity. Now if only they came up with a better way to store the hose and nozzle, it would be perfect. Great for sucking water out of toilets and cleaning up my work area on finals and service calls if need be.
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to keep it from moving around, the leverage on those 2 bolts are tremendous and will end up cracking the porcelain, and keeping piss and other crap from going under the toilet where it cant be cleaned..
It also ensures that any leak in the seal would have the piss and crap either trapped under the toilet or to go through the floor. I have refused many requests to seal it to the floor for those reasons and when I explain it to the homeowner they are fine with it. Even if for some reason I had to shim one on a hardwood floor I would never caulk it

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It also ensures that any leak in the seal would have the piss and crap either trapped under the toilet or to go through the floor. I have refused many requests to seal it to the floor for those reasons and when I explain it to the homeowner they are fine with it. Even if for some reason I had to shim one on a hardwood floor I would never caulk it

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well before you caulk the toilet to the floor, you should test it and make sure it doesnt leak, also why I leave a small 1 inch opening in the back of the toilet...but when their bathroom starts to smell like a mens room in a high school they will know why now..
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It also ensures that any leak in the seal would have the piss and crap either trapped under the toilet or to go through the floor. I have refused many requests to seal it to the floor for those reasons and when I explain it to the homeowner they are fine with it. Even if for some reason I had to shim one on a hardwood floor I would never caulk it

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We always caulk them to the floor for the same reason Shtrnsdwnhil does, but to your point this does happen
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I was taught to never caulk them but then again I was taught to put the flange flush to the rough floor so there'd be no wobble.
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I guess you guys have never worked with Miami flooring guys. The toilet will rock due to uneven flooring as well. All the toilets I install get grouted to tile floors and caulked to wood floors. All it takes I a little wobble to break that wax seal and cause a leak IMHO.


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