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Offline tidebatt1

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Wax Ring replacement
« on: May 29, 2009, 09:03:19 PM »
Why doesn't anyone tell you that it is much easier to take the tank off the toilet when trying to put it back on the studs, after replacing the wax ring?

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Re: Wax Ring replacement
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 09:21:43 PM »
How do you get the tank off with it so close to the wall? I need to know this. I ain't no plumber.
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Re: Wax Ring replacement
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009, 07:24:43 AM »
Most of the tanks are held on by two bolts, usually with wing nuts. In this case though, I removed the entire toilet, scrapped the old ring off the floor and bottom of the throne. All while moving a towel around because I had put it down in the pipe to prevent sewer gas from clouding the room. Then I argued with it trying to line the studs up with the holes in the flange on the bottom of the toilet. Walked away for a minute to gather my thoughts, then it dawned on me to just remove the darn tank! It was so much easier, especially since I was by myself. I just could not get the studs lined up while holding the toilet. BTW I am far from a plumber, but I'm not going to let a $4 wax ring cost me a $200 plumber service call!

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Re: Wax Ring replacement
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009, 05:17:32 PM »
excellent
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Re: Wax Ring replacement
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 07:53:22 PM »
don't use wax ... use Neoprene
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Re: Wax Ring replacement
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 01:20:00 AM »
There is no need to remove the tank you put the toilet between your legs and grab it right in front of where the tank mounts walk it over the bolts align it and bring it down slowly. No need for neoprene wax lasts forever. I have done hundreds of toilets and very very rare that a wax needs replacing before 10-20 years. The more you do the easier it is to set a toilet

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Re: Wax Ring replacement
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 01:52:28 AM »
... wax lasts forever...
wax may last forever, but if you mis-align the toilet even once while trying to set it ...
good-bye wax ...

Neoprene is forgiving.
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Re: Wax Ring replacement
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 09:21:19 AM »
Is neoprene sold where the wax is sold?
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Re: Wax Ring replacement
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 09:58:14 AM »
Is neoprene sold where the wax is sold?
yes
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