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The flooring around the toilet does not seem to be level. I noticed that the toilet can rock slightly if weight is shifted to one side. If I decide to use plastic shims on one side, will this likely lift the toilet from the wax ring on that one side? Any other suggestions welcome.

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id use a new wax ring if you shim it.is the floor concrete or wood?if wood, that could be the prolem.sometimes that ring that bolts to the floor gets pulled loose and wont hold the toilet down good.sometimes that floor has rotted a bit. then you got to replace it.yep, it can be pita fixin em.

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Geez is right,, rocking back and fourth when doing the required paper work, usually causes the toilet to cause the wax ring to break the seal,,

I would suggest using Geez's suggestion and replace the wax ring, and use new bolts and nuts to secure it,, sometime those rust out ...



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It's a tile floor.
Do you recommend using caulk to fill the gap after using the shims?
Also, would I just cut the plastic shims off with a dremel?


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it wouldnt hurt a thing to caulk it and yeah, just cut them shims off. sounds like a good plan to me !

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Is this toilet sitting on a concrete slab or is there a crawl space underneath the bathroom?  The reason I am asking is that, if it has been rocking back and forth for very long then it has probably caused some damage and probably will eventually start leaking.  If you just shim it then you'd better watch for "ANY" water that may appear later.  I'm not trying to be the bearer of bad news but, if it ends up rotting the floor then you have a major job ahead of you.

Good Luck with it,

meller



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Sunday 6th of November 2011 06:45:58 PM



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Sunday 6th of November 2011 06:46:29 PM

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Concrete slab underneath

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mjamesb80 wrote:

Concrete slab underneath


Cool - - - - shim away - - -and if it starts leaking then you may have to do like Geeze and Rat have mentioned.

Be sure and let us know how it turns out, ok?



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Both Lowe's and Home Depot have brass repair sections and also carry a special wax ring with a 'funnel' type arrangement that moves the flush a bit further down the pipe. My guess - the flange is cracked and needs replacing.



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