Asked by: Diosdado Tortostyle and fashion bath and shower
Is it OK to use two wax rings on a toilet?
Last Updated: 17th February, 2020
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Subsequently, one may also ask, do you need two wax rings on a toilet?
You Don't Have to Use a Double Wax Ring You can use the extra-thick version of one of these to bridge the extra space between the toilet and the flange. Once you install this, a single standard wax ring should be all you need to seal the toilet to the waste opening.
Subsequently, question is, do you need to caulk around a toilet? Turns out, caulking your toilet to the floor is actually smart. These clients say that caulking around the base of the toilet would trap water from a leaking toilet, causing damage below and around the toilet since it has no place to leak onto the floor.
Thereof, are toilet wax rings all the same size?
Wax rings come in standard sizes, but some are double thickness. If the toilet flange under your toilet is below the flooring level, you will need to get a double thick wax ring. If the flange is perfectly level with the flooring surface, you will then only need to purchase a standard wax ring.
How often should you change the wax ring on a toilet?
The wax keeps water from leaking as it passes from the toilet to the drain pipe. It also seals against foul sewer gas odors. A wax seal will often last the life of the toilet, 20 or 30 years, without needing to be changed. There are times, though, when the wax ring will need to be replaced.