Re: toilet base sealing
Posted by So. Cal. Plumber on December 18, 2003 at 02:09:01:
In response to Re: toilet base sealing
: What is the scoop on sealing the base of the toilet where it meets the floor (visible to the eye)? I have been told to use caulk, tile grout, and the wax ring package says to use plumbers putty???

: I am replacing the a wax ring on a toilet that leaked. I have a porcelain tile floor. Prior to this I did nothing to the base of the toilet. If I had sealed the base, I would have never known that I had a leak, it came from under the base of the toilet.

: If I should use one of those materials, I think it would be best to wait a few weeks to make sure I have the leak resolved.

Waiting before sealing the base of the toilet is a good idea. You only need about a couple days though. It would probably leak by then if it will at all. Sealing with caulk or grout is best. It secures the toilet slightly and finishes it to make it look nice.

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