Re: how tight is too tight
Posted by hj on July 13, 19100 at 09:25:52:
In response to Re: how tight is too tight
Since wax is a compressive material, which unlike rubber will not spring back, once the bowl compresses it, it will remain in that position. But if a bowl rocks, it will compress the wax in different places as the bowl moves around. This can cause a broken seal if the movement is extreme, so you want to shim or position the bowl in its stable position before you install the waw ring.

: My old toilets are set it very tightly. But when I replaced one I couldn't seem to tighten it enough. It rocks. The floor is linoleum, and I can see how the original toilet settled into the floor. Will the new one eventually settle in? Could the wax actually be lifting it up a little? Are there any tricks to setting the toilet in so it can't move? I'm afraid I'll crack the thing and regret not calling a professional in the first place.

: Thanks for the help,
: Phil

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