Re: Toilet installation tips(things I wish I knew)
Posted by e-plumber on December 19, 2003 at 08:29:18:
In response to Re: Toilet installation tips(things I wish I knew)
: Terry and other contributors thanks for your info...Things I learned on this site and the web on toilet installing.
: use another set of nuts and washers to snug toilet hold down bolts to toilet flange... and then the other set to hold toilet to flange...shimming use gripping type rubber(like those jar open circles at dollar stores) on tile to prevent slippage, or no rust washers,or fluidmaster shims,or epoxy or grout on severly rocking toilets(covered with wax paper so they cure and not stick to toilet for later removal) very few articles or books tell you about shimming a toilet...use a waxless bowl ring or wax with a rubber insert...set up tolet first before permanent installation to make sure it will fit good quality toilet with 3 inch valve,
: 2 1/8 or better glazed trapway...screw down flange to floor for stability...put drinking straws over toilet bolts to help guide toilet not caulk toilet at base all around leave some open in back so you might see a leaky seal before it ruins ceiling below(it happened to me).. caulk(silicone) helps keep toilet from moving and breaking seal(just don't do it all around leave an opening so you can see a leak)
: I hope this will help other do it yourselfers on your site.
: Terry thanks for your forum

I never heard of the drinking straw trick but all the other items listed are key for a proper toilet installation.

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