View Full Version : Wax-Free Bowl Gaskets
12-11-2011, 08:26 PM
I have a toilet in a rental that the floor is not in the best of shape so the toilet rocks... and there goes the wax ring. The other day, I put a "number 10" wax ring on it, shimmed the toilet and caulked it so we'll see how it goes.
Until I get a chance to replace the floor, anyone have anyone have experience with either the Fernco or Fluidmaster Wax-Free Bowl Gaskets and if they would help specifically for this issue? Thanks!!
12-11-2011, 08:30 PM
If the toilet is properly shimmed, a wax ring is normally all you need. Even if you used a waxless seal, you still need to keep the toilet from rocking and they cost more. They have their place, and I've used them. They're especially handy if you want to repaint, as then you don't need to deal with wax cleanup and buying a new one to reset the toilet.
12-11-2011, 08:41 PM
Thanks for the reply and I agree with you 100%. But if the floor is in fact tired, would this wax free gasket perhaps be a "little more forgiving"?
12-11-2011, 08:44 PM
If the floor is rotten, it's time to fix it! But, in the interim, a waxless has a better chance of maintaining a seal.
12-11-2011, 10:38 PM
I recently installed 4 toilets using saniseals and was very impressed.
01-02-2012, 08:09 AM
i recommend the Fernco Waxless. by far the best waxless solution out there. However the horn of the toilet needs to be perfectly clean to allow adhesive to adhese.. Best when used with new toilet but I have installed them after cleaning the toilet thoroughly with gas a couple of times. The adhesive is very strong! There are 3 different sizes so make sure you get the right size.
01-02-2012, 02:29 PM
The waxless rings work very well, and from reports I seen on this forum, the new saniseal gaskets work well too. However, you have to have a solid floor. Now, if you are looking for a stop-gap that will work for a very short time, a well shimmed toilet on a waxless might get you by, but only for a short time and no guarantees on that. After you repair the floor and the flange is properly located on top of it, then it's your choice on wax, waxless, or saniseal. Installing a toilet on a rotten floor is similar to building a house on swampy ground.