Toilet Wax Ring
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Someone suggested it’s better using an extra large wax ring. Is there any down side of doing that?

Also, should I put the ring on the toilet or the flange?

Thanks.
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  Re: Toilet Wax Ring by Gibbcutter (Someone suggested it...)
If by extra large you mean tall versus the standard height, I think you only get what you need to seal the gap between the toilet and the flange.

Why are you replacing the ring?  Were you having a leak problem before?  If you suspect that the bottom of the toilet was simply too high to create an effective seal, then use the taller ring.  But if it was me, I'd only use the ring I need to create a good seal.

I've only replaced about 7 rings or so in the last 15 years of home ownership.  Those replacements were instances when I installed new toilets in our previous home and our current home.  All of them have been standard height.  I always have placed the ring on the flange, and then placed the toilet on top of the new ring, carefully pressing down to complete the seal without pushing the new ring out of place.

Edited to add: Your question made me go look up install instructions for a ring sold at the local big box store. Those install instructions said to put the ring in place on the bottom of the toilet and then put it into place. OK, so I guess it can be done either way. But I've always put the ring into place on the flange then place the toilet on top of that.
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  Re: Toilet Wax Ring by Gibbcutter (Someone suggested it...)
(08-01-2019, 06:45 AM)Gibbcutter Wrote: Someone suggested it’s better using an extra large wax ring. Is there any down side of doing that?

Also, should I put the ring on the toilet or the flange?

Thanks.

Landlord here, I've switched to the rubber style rings like this...https://www.lowes.com/pd/danco-perfect-s...lsrc=aw.ds
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  Re: Toilet Wax Ring by Gibbcutter (Someone suggested it...)
(08-01-2019, 06:45 AM)Gibbcutter Wrote: Someone suggested it’s better using an extra large wax ring. Is there any down side of doing that?

Also, should I put the ring on the toilet or the flange?

Thanks.

The instructions (AFAIK) have always said to place the ring on the toilet...and I've always had a hell of a time getting that to work. So I put them on the flange and so far that's been a lot easier (for me) to do.
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  Re: Toilet Wax Ring by Gibbcutter (Someone suggested it...)
It doesn't hurt my toes so much if I use the big ones. 

Every time I find myself going to a larger wax ring, it's been a warning that the flange is screwed up, or wood floor is failing. Fast turnover is related to overuse of caustic cleaners that chew through the wax.

And there is no way I'm going to keep the ring on the toilet. Those carnie games never worked for me.
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  Re: Toilet Wax Ring by Gibbcutter (Someone suggested it...)
(08-01-2019, 06:45 AM)Gibbcutter Wrote: Someone suggested it’s better using an extra large wax ring. Is there any down side of doing that?

Also, should I put the ring on the toilet or the flange?

Thanks.


If the flange is below the finished floor use the extra large.

However, as someone else mentioned, I no longer use a wax ring.

https://www.amazon.com/Sani-BL01-Waxless...B005K89RQU
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  Re: Toilet Wax Ring by Gibbcutter (Someone suggested it...)
use the new non-wax rings.  You can stack them if necessary.   and if you pull the toilet, you can reuse them.

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#18
  Re: Toilet Wax Ring by Gibbcutter (Someone suggested it...)
Same here don't buy a wax ring ever again. Always use one of the silicone seals instead. They also have the benefit of being reusable if you have to pull the toilet later.
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  Re: RE: Toilet Wax Ring by ajkoontz ([quote='Gibbcutter' ...)
(08-01-2019, 09:11 AM)ajkoontz Wrote: Landlord here, I've switched to the rubber style rings like this...https://www.lowes.com/pd/danco-perfect-s...lsrc=aw.ds

That's the one I have in my house but I have wax in all the rentals.  I have tried the green seals and went back to wax.  Then again I have a case of wax seals before they came out with the green.  If I run out of wax I might try the green again
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  Re: RE: Toilet Wax Ring by Bob10 ([quote='ajkoontz' pi...)
(08-01-2019, 10:52 AM)Bob10 Wrote: That's the one I have in my house but I have wax in all the rentals.  I have tried the green seals and went back to wax.  Then again I have a case of wax seals before they came out with the green.  If I run out of wax I might try the green again

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