I've got to replace the floor in my basement bathroom, the toilet is leaking around the base.

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.

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    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

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      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.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        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.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >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.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Get a new fricking toilet you idiot it's cracked where you can't see
    Fricking subhuman ape

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      No it's probably just condensation. OP is going to rip out the subfloor again. Pay attention.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I can't even understand you """people""" anymore
        Maybe it's just time to go

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      have a nice day.

      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.

      No it's probably just condensation. OP is going to rip out the subfloor again. Pay attention.

      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.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Remove toilet, ensure flange is floor level (you can buy spacers), add large wax gasket, reinstall, if no leak, silicone around base.

        Fricking Idiots. Capital I.
        Surely definitely the fourth fricking wax seal will make the difference

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Remove toilet, ensure flange is floor level (you can buy spacers), add large wax gasket, reinstall, if no leak, silicone around base.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >my toilet leaks around the base and the toilet isn't cracked or broken
    >no it's not the fricking wax seal you fricking idiots!
    k

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