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I have a house that I have been working on. The toilet leaks from the floor where the toilet meets the floor. I tried several times to replace the wax ring and to no success. I have even replaced the toilet and the same problem. Please help.

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Evan
 

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boongoon, your profile says you are a general contractor. Before we can help, are you licensed to do plumbing? If so, what code do you follow?
 

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I went to a house once where the HO tried to use one of those DIY books. Found that the plastic cover was not removed from the wax ring!

I was told the "Book" did not mention removing it!
 

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Hello,

I have a house that I have been working on. The toilet leaks from the floor where the toilet meets the floor. I tried several times to replace the wax ring and to no success. I have even replaced the toilet and the same problem. Please help.

Thanks,
Evan
The other plumbers on here are probably going to be pissed at me for letting you in on this. But I like helping people out. So here goes.

The secret for these problem toilets is Liquid Nails adhesive. It takes at least one whole tube per toilet, sometimes a tube and a half. But it works every time. And it's cheap.

Ever wonder why most plumbers carry Liquid Nails on their truck? Now you know.

Feel free to pass this tip on to your buddies. It's time we in the plumbing trade quit hogging all our secrets to ourselves.
 

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The other plumbers on here are probably going to be pissed at me for letting you in on this. But I like helping people out. So here goes.

The secret for these problem toilets is Liquid Nails adhesive. It takes at least one whole tube per toilet, sometimes a tube and a half. But it works every time. And it's cheap.

Ever wonder why most plumbers carry Liquid Nails on their truck? Now you know.

Feel free to pass this tip on to your buddies. It's time we in the plumbing trade quit hogging all our secrets to ourselves.

Oh boy.... here we go. I refuse to give up my Pro-poxy secret. I call it the permatoilet. Thats all I am saying.
 

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Maybe it's just me, but come on man! Why why why are you troubling us with this?
Have you never looked down when on the toilet and seen the caulking around it? The toilet tapers towards the back for a reason bub. Caulk the damn joint between the floor and the toilet. The water will run straight to the drain. Stop being cheap, spend the $2 on caulking and stop asking silly questions. BUY A COLOR MATCHING CAULKING by the way.
 

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Geez. Why don't you look it up at lowes . com on how to fix a toilet leak? Why not go ahead and ask us who we are all voting for? The nerve...:icon_mad:
 

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Hello,

I have a house that I have been working on. The toilet leaks from the floor where the toilet meets the floor. I tried several times to replace the wax ring and to no success. I have even replaced the toilet and the same problem. Please help.

Thanks,
Evan
Do you preform surgery on your relatives and neighbors?....didn't think so, you call a doctor right?

Call a licensed plumber my friend, That's why there are there :thumbup:

SIDE NOTE: I have always heard that expression "Three is a charm" but in your case I think it's time for a knowledgeable plumber to come in :)
 

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Hello,

I have a house that I have been working on. The toilet leaks from the floor where the toilet meets the floor. I tried several times to replace the wax ring and to no success. I have even replaced the toilet and the same problem. Please help.

Thanks,
Evan
Please give me money. I fix plumbing for a living, not for charity or fun.:rolleyes:
 

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Hello,

I have a house that I have been working on. The toilet leaks from the floor where the toilet meets the floor. I tried several times to replace the wax ring and to no success. I have even replaced the toilet and the same problem. Please help.

Thanks,
Evan
Evan, let me first apologize about my friends, they are just having some fun. What you need to do is get some gasket material from your local auto parts place. They only have black so you'll need to buy paint to match the color of your toilet. Use a LOT of the gasket material on the bottom of the toilet where it meets the floor. Don'T worry about getting it on the toilet or your hands for that matter because it wipes right off. Once you have it sealed just add a little paint. Problem solved.
 

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Evan, let me first apologize about my friends, they are just having some fun. What you need to do is get some gasket material from your local auto parts place. They only have black so you'll need to buy paint to match the color of your toilet. Use a LOT of the gasket material on the bottom of the toilet where it meets the floor. Don'T worry about getting it on the toilet or your hands for that matter because it wipes right off. Once you have it sealed just add a little paint. Problem solved.
You're right, I am sorry too, I was just messing.,

I would suggest just to completely removing the toilet and then I would go out to home depot or lowes and get a giant flower pot with a plant and place it over the flange , then hang a sign on the door.:laughing:
 

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You've all seen Billy Mays pitching Mighty Putty. I'll let you in on a secret...
Whenever I have a toilet that is difficult to set and I can't get it to stop leaking I set the toilet in place and mark the floor with a pencil. I then put Mighty Putty approx 1" thick all the way covering the floor and flange but not the drain hole. I Press the toilet into it, tighten the bolts and trim away the excess. I have never had a callback on one that I did this way.

JB Weld will also work.
 
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