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Replacing a wax ring on a toilet

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:28 pm
by Winton
A couple weeks ago, I had to do this loathsome job. My normal process is to buy two at the hardware store, so I can skip the trip to the hardware store later.

Today, I was cleaning out our utility room. Now I have FOUR extra wax rings. What are the odds that I will forget where they are, the next time a toilet has this problem?

Re: Replacing a wax ring on a toilet

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:45 pm
by Roadmaster
Murphy's law dictates that you will forget about it

Re: Replacing a wax ring on a toilet

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:06 pm
by JimVH
Plumbing: No good plan goes unpunished.

Re: Replacing a wax ring on a toilet

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:40 pm
by Del
Discard the old wax rings. You'll just forget about them anyway.

Use the space to hoard more pipe tobacco. Then forget about the tobacco.

You son will appreciate finding the tobacco much more than he wants to find old wax rings.

Re: Replacing a wax ring on a toilet

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:32 pm
by durangopipe
Del wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Discard the old wax rings. You'll just forget about them anyway.

Use the space to hoard more pipe tobacco. Then forget about the tobacco.

You son will appreciate finding the tobacco much more than he wants to find old wax rings.
Bingo!

Re: Replacing a wax ring on a toilet

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:26 pm
by DepartedLight
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Del wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:40 pm
Discard the old wax rings. You'll just forget about them anyway.

Use the space to hoard more pipe tobacco. Then forget about the tobacco.

You son will appreciate finding the tobacco much more than he wants to find old wax rings.
Bingo!
I too say discard or, donate.

Those wax rings don't age well. And trying to keep the wax in shape is like herding kittens.

I've installed several toilets. I've always liked the new wax seal part.

Re: Replacing a wax ring on a toilet

Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:14 pm
by smokadoro
Double them up (2 rings per toilet install). All but guarantees you won't have leaking issues.