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Old 03-19-2014, 02:01 PM  
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Now that you mention it, yes, and this smell should be detectable at the uncaulked back end of the WC.

On WC removal the relative heights can be checked but I'm not sure how much a wax ring is supposed to be compressed.

". . . so that it compresses just enough to form a good seal without squeezing out into the drainage path and causing an obstruction.
The wax ring should be compressed around 1/2 to 3/4 it's [sic] initial height once installed. "

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Old 03-19-2014, 02:08 PM  
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The flange should be level with the floor, as this is a new ring, the height difference should be known, it may be that the wax ring placement is the problem ( I have screwed them up setting a toilet)



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Has anyone tried these seals?

http://www.fernco.com/plumbing/wax-free-toilet-seal

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I see them as a great use for a home in a high heat location, where the wax could melt, but have not used them personally.

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interesting........................

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Over the last couple months I set 3 toilets and never thought to try something new. And cursed every one for making a sticky mess getting the old wax off. It was just force of habit buying the wax. I think the next one I do I will try a fernco if I can find them around.



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