flanges and caulk

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by flash, May 5, 2007.

  1. flash

    flash New Member

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    do i need to caulk around the gasket between the old flange and the new one. or just go with it as it will seal self with wax ring. how do i get my bolts to stop turning as i tighten them
  2. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    Your first question makes no sense to me. When you set a toilet, you are merely sealing it against the flange using a wax ring. No caulk is necessary.

    You can stop the bolts from moving around as you tighten them by using a locking washer or a nut to snug the bolts up firm against the top of the flange (thus effectively locking them in place).

    The more expensive toilet floor bolt kits come with this additional hardware.
    Last edited: May 5, 2007
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