Should I reinstall a toilet

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by sstan, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. sstan

    sstan New Member

    Jan 1, 2006
    Industrial Sales
    We have been remodeling our bathroom. We have replaced the floor and are ready to reinstall our toilet. We were advised today the we should not reinstall a toilet that has been sitting for 7 weeks because it may have "rotted" and will probably be a problem in the future. Can a toilet "rot"? This doesn't sound right to me.

    Thank you very much for any assistance and Happy New Year!

  2. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

    Aug 7, 2005

    Bad advice.........You may want to replace the guts before re-setting.
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  4. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    Never heard of such a thing. A toilet that was old and sits can have the rubber seals dry out and cause problems but 7 weeks shouldn't cause a problem. Like plumber1 said replace the flapper and fill valve now and you should be trouble free for a few years.
  5. toolaholic

    toolaholic General Contractor Carpenter

    Jul 16, 2005
    Repairing and remodeling homes
    Marin Co. Ca.
    that's interisting

    i hope this is not your main source of advice! apples yes, toilets no :p
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