I've got to replace the floor in my basement bathroom, the toilet is leaking around the base. Except that I'll probably have to hire someone since this is the third time things have gotten to the point the floor needs ripped out. Both previous hires insist that there was nothing obviously wrong with the toilet. Floor's solid, flange is fine, ring-whatever-it's-called was fine.
Anyone faced a similar problem? What was the fix? I want this to be the last time I gotta deal with this.
Are you sure it's the toilet?
I had a toilet that I thought was leaking. The pipe at the shutoff valve was slowly leaking and it just looked like it was the toilet because the water collected at the base of the toilet.
Put a cup under the shutoff valve and check it in a few days
Yes, I'm sure. Sometimes water is pushed out on top of the floor around the base after a flush, and the valve is further away and dry.
Could be condensation as well dripping from the tank, if you live in a hot humid area. That trolled me into replacing a wax ring that didn't need to be replaced.
Only place a toilet can leak is around the ring. You can use two, clean the old wax off the mating surfaces of the floor and toilet (wd40 works excellent for this) then double up two rings, soften them with a hairdryer, then set the toilet down and ensure a damn good seal.
If that doesn't fix it then the waters coming from somewhere else.
>Could be condensation as well dripping from the tank, if you live in a hot humid area.
Or even if you have a hot bath or shower.
Get a new fucking toilet you idiot it's cracked where you can't see
Fucking subhuman ape
No it's probably just condensation. OP is going to rip out the subfloor again. Pay attention.
I can't even understand you """people""" anymore
Maybe it's just time to go
have a nice day.
He said it bubbles out from under when he flushes. Obviously it's not condensation.
He clearly has a bad seal. Pull it, replace the seal and flange if needed, set it back. Take a massive dump to test the new seal.
Fucking Idiots. Capital I.
Surely definitely the fourth fucking wax seal will make the difference
Remove toilet, ensure flange is floor level (you can buy spacers), add large wax gasket, reinstall, if no leak, silicone around base.
>my toilet leaks around the base and the toilet isn't cracked or broken
>no it's not the fucking wax seal you fucking idiots!