Stabilizing a rocking Toto Vespin

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by tschmalz, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. tschmalz

    tschmalz New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    I've recently replaced a 20yr. old Norris toilet with a Toto Vespin (big improvement) on a tile floor and now have a little rocking as the Toto bowl is secured at the back instead nearer the middle directly over the flange. Would plumber's putty work as a shim/caulk material? Is there a better choice? Thanks to any and all for suggestions.
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    shimming the Vespin


    With Unifit equipped toilets, I shim at the back, making sure the front of the bowl is in contact with the floor.
    You may need to loosen the back bolts before the shims are placed.
    When the bowl is stable, then you can tighten down the bolts.

    The front of the bowl can then be caulked.
    You don't want these bowls to rock back and forth.

    Plumbers putty is not used for shimming.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2008
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  4. tschmalz

    tschmalz New Member

    Nov 13, 2004
    Thanks for the "how to". What do you recommend as a shimming material? What comes to mind are door shims but is there something else that you or anybody else would recommend as a better option?
    Thanks again.
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    They sell plastic shims for this. The plastic is also probably easier to cut off so that it doesn't show without splitting like a wood one might. The door shims are probably not a great idea. I think I 've seen them at HD, but a plumbing supply house should have them for sure.
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