Leak with pressure assist toilet

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  1. MrTelco1948

    MrTelco1948 New Member

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    I replaced a regular toilet with a pressure assist unit in my step-mother's apt. a couple of years ago. She is 95 and tends to use waaaaay too much toilet paper. It flushes great and there has never been a clog or stoppage. There HAS been water seepage under the toilet, however. I have replaced the wax ring twice, once with the thicker ring, but the seepage continued. I recently pulled the toilet again, and sure enough, the wax ring had blown out enough to cause a leak. This time, I noticed that the flange was too low (don't know why I didn't focus on that sooner). The top of the flange was even with the finished floor instead of the bottom of the flange being even with the finished floor. I installed a 1/4 in spacer to get the flange at the right height. That was yesterday. Time will tell if this fixes the problem. Any thoughts on this?
     
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    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    That should help. ANother thing that would probably work (depending on the state of the pipe - it must be clean and smooth) would be one of the waxless seals like the Fluidmaster. This has a funnel and seals with an o-ring. There's a thread here also on a (new to me) waxless seal that is shaped like a wax ring, but isn't made of wax that would probably work.

    At 95, the loud sound a pressure assist makes may be masked by the typical degradation of an elder's hearing...:)
     
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  4. MrTelco1948

    MrTelco1948 New Member

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    Thanks Jim. If it leaks again, I'll try the waxless seal or the new product you mentioned that looks like a wax ring. By the way, she is very hard of hearing so I guess it doesn't bother her!
     
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