Toilet install questions

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Titan7, May 6, 2012.

  1. Titan7

    Titan7 Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    Ok it's been a while since I have put one in. We just had the bathroom retailed on the first floor, the flange is 5/8" below the tile surface. So I used a thick wax ring with the plastic flange in it and a regulare wax ring. When I stacked them it was almost 2"which I thought was too much so I cut the was ring in half which gave me about 1 1/2" stacked. I put the cut ring under the one with the plastic flange. When set the toilet I could feel the compression. Tightened the bolts on each side finger tight then took a 7/16 deep socket and turned by hand until tight, I did not use the racket as I did not want to tighten too much.

    All seems good, this toto drake is about 7 years old, it was not being used for about a year while the remodel was going on.

    The only issue I can find is I heard a slight hissing sound from the fill valve, the blue valve on the left. It's intermittent, does this mean I need to replace it?


    I am going to wait a could days before caulking around the toilet to ensure their are no leaks, I place brown paper strips under the bowl to ensure there are no leaks, it ther is one, the paper will get wet. Nothing yet so looks good.

    Did I miss anything?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    For the hissing, check out this page.

    Either the flapper is leaking, causing the valve to refill, or the assembly cap on the fill valve needs replacing.

    For the install, you can caulk the bowl to the floor using polyseamseal.

    Last edited: Oct 12, 2016
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  4. Titan7

    Titan7 Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    Thx terry! Just wanted to make sure I did not miss anything. Is the dap bright white tub and bath caulk in the red and white tube okay for toilet bowl?
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Try Polyseamseal. You can remove it later without major hassles.
  6. Titan7

    Titan7 Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    Ok had a leak at the tank bolts. I guess I should have replaced the 7 year old rubber gaskets that dried out for a year. Drained the tank replaced the rubber gaskets. Back to watching. Did I miss anything.
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