Toilet Anatomy 101When Troubleshooting a Low Toilet Flange



Replacing a wax ring on a toilet isn’t too difficult as long as we know in advance which part needs to be uninstalled. A huge time-sucking event happens when we either don’t have the necessary tools or parts we need and we have to go out on multiple trips to get them.

allthumbsdiy-images-toilet-flange-extender-a012-toilet101-v5-flIf the toilet hasn’t been touched for over 5+ years, we probably should plan on replacing all soft gaskets as they tend to degenerate over time and either will crumble apart or will not provide a tight seal well when put back together.

For this project, we are anticipating to replace these items during our wax ring replacement project:

If we decided against replacing old gaskets, we should at least buy a plumber’s silicone grease and apply it liberally to all dried out gaskets (though we really should replace them rather than using this method).

Toilet Flange

Wrap Up

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