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wax ring

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by coffeesnob, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    coffeesnob

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    What do you think is easier putting the wax ring on the toilet first or the flange?
     
  2. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    I put it on the flange and set the toilet on top of it.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Correct. On flange first then set toilet on it. Unless you have two guys to hold the toilet sideways for you it's way easier.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    Set it on the flange, set toilet on top of the wax ring. Then while facing toilet, sit on it slowly til it seats. then tighten the closet bolts equally
     
  5. Apr 26, 2012 at 3:35 AM
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    Is it hard to get the toilet to set squarely on the wax ring?
     
  6. Apr 26, 2012 at 5:13 AM
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    Pugga

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    Not that I noticed. Like he said, just tighten each bolt evenly.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2012 at 6:24 AM
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    No line up your closet bolts where they are in the middle of the wax ring.For example -0-, the 0 is wax ring and - are bolts. Then just set the toilet down where the bolts poke through toilet. Then sit on the toilet slowly to seat it properly. Its very simple, did you understand my make shift example?
     
  8. Apr 26, 2012 at 6:28 AM
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    just be careful you don't damage the wax ring putting the toilet over it. I've done than once to many. Those things are hard to clean up if you damage one.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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    Another good trick is to put cut-off drinking straws on the bolts. This helps line it up before you seat it.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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    Rubbing alcohol cleans up the wax pretty good
     
  11. Apr 26, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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    All you have to do is make sure you fully lift the toilet so it doesnt damage it
     
  12. Apr 26, 2012 at 12:13 PM
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    ok guys thanks!
     
  13. Apr 30, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    good tip on the straws!
     
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