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What causes a toilet flange to break?
Last Updated: 18th June, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, will a broken toilet flange cause a leak?
The problem with any movement by a toilet isthatit can break the seal at the wax ring to theflange.To leave a water leak near a toilet forany length oftime can cause damage to flooring, loose tilesor even amajor sewage spill under a raised floor.
Secondly, how long does wax ring last? The wax keeps water from leaking as it passesfromthe toilet to the drain pipe. It also seals against foul sewergasodors. A wax seal will often last the life ofthetoilet, 20 or 30 years, without needing to be changed. Therearetimes, though, when the wax ring will need tobereplaced.
Then, can a toilet flange be replaced?
When a toilet is leaking from the base, youmayneed to replace the toilet flange. Once you liftthetoilet off the flange, you'll usually findthatflange replacement is a manageable DIY project; however,youmay decide it's best to call a plumber insomecircumstances.
Can you put 2 wax rings on a toilet?
You Don't Have to Use a DoubleWaxRing Plumbers have been using wax rings tosealtoilets almost as long as there have beentoiletsbecause wax is waterproof, sticky and molds toany shape.It's messy, though, so manufacturers have come up with atoiletwax ring alternative made ofrubber.