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If multiple floors have been installed and the flange seems to be sunken below the floor, you may need to add an extra ring without a flange. Just get rid of it as fast as you can.
The first thing you are going to need is a new wax ring. Step 7. Search our entire repair database for your solution:.
Step 2. Step 4. Before you can replace the wax ring you need to get rid of the old one. Hopefully you did some extra maintenance while the toilet was up, like replacing the anchor bolts. Details Last Updated: Set bowl in place and use body weight to compress wax.
This is a common problem and many time a hack saw is involved and the bolts are ruined. See the articles ' Troubleshooting Toilet Problems ' and ' Toilet Flange Repairs ' for more information and a list of related topics.
See the article on ' Replacing Toilet Anchor Bolts ' for instructions and best practices. For most installations a single wax ring with a flange on it will work fine.
You would not want this toilet flange repair to fail because the wax ring would not seat. This article will cover the step-by-step installation of a wax gasket for your toilet bowl.
Have a trash bag ready and use a scraper to clean the wax off of the flange. Not sure if you need a new wax ring? Placing the wax ring on the flange first may result in poor alignment and potential leaks. They only cost a couple of dollars and they are not know for longevity.