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Old 03-18-2014, 06:41 PM  
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Hello all, recently had to change the wax ring because of a bathroom reno. didn't have any problems until today. my son had used the bathroom and clogged it with toilet paper. used the plunger and then flushed it and water started to leak from the base. went into the basement and there was a shower of water leaking from the ceiling. I repeated what I did with the same results. do I need an auger, or just replace the wax ring. never had this happen. thanks



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Assuming the clog is downstream of the ring I can't imagine a WC tank having enough pressure to break the seal.

Maybe the clog revealed a ring seating problem that had been there all along.



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You have a pretty good plug up down stream from the toilet and pressure of plunging has blown the seal. Take the toilet off and auger the pipe.

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thanks for the responses. just went back into the bathroom and used the plunger and flushed the toilet. everything is back to normal. now I'm really confused.

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Water has slowly drained thru the blockage and the toilet will work fine until the pipe is full again.

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That's an impressive plunger, brand name/model # ?

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did you check to see if the flange was sealed well? Maybe it's not the wax ring that's leaking.

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Maybe after reno, you need a taller ring?

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Maybe after reno, you need a taller ring?
Knowing the height of the existing ring and with a mech. drawing from the WC maker this can possibly be checked without removing the toilet.
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Knowing the height of the existing ring and with a mech. drawing from the WC maker this can possibly be checked without removing the toilet.
If it leaked for any reason it needs to be changed as it will now be leaking sewer gas into the house.


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