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    I've just ordered a Toto Ultramax toilet to replace an older Kohler in my bathroom. I have an installation question dealing with which wax ring to use. Should I use one with a plastic horn or just straight wax? The drain pipe diameter is 4-inches and the Kohler was originally installed using a wax ring with a plastic horn. The drain pipe flange sits slightly above the finished floor so I know that one wax ring will do the job.

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    Jerry
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    One wax ring will do if the flange is slightly higher than the floor.

    Either one could work, though if the toilet rocks on the plastic horn, I would have the hornless one ready to go.

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    Thank you for your advice. Having two on hand will certainly save a trip to the store. I have just one more question with regard to the wax rings with a horn. Are there different sizes (diameter) for the bottom of the horn or is there only one standard size? The one that was installed there previously has a diameter of about 2.75-inches.

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    They seem pretty standard to me.

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