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    Default Toilet install questions

    Ok it's been a while since I have put one in. We just had the bathroom retailed on the first floor, the flange is 5/8" below the tile surface. So I used a thick wax ring with the plastic flange in it and a regulare wax ring. When I stacked them it was almost 2"which I thought was too much so I cut the was ring in half which gave me about 1 1/2" stacked. I put the cut ring under the one with the plastic flange. When set the toilet I could feel the compression. Tightened the bolts on each side finger tight then took a 7/16 deep socket and turned by hand until tight, I did not use the racket as I did not want to tighten too much.

    All seems good, this toto drake is about 7 years old, it was not being used for about a year while the remodel was going on.

    The only issue I can find is I heard a slight hissing sound from the fill valve, the blue valve on the left. It's intermittent, does this mean I need to replace it?

    Thanks

    I am going to wait a could days before caulking around the toilet to ensure their are no leaks, I place brown paper strips under the bowl to ensure there are no leaks, it ther is one, the paper will get wet. Nothing yet so looks good.

    Did I miss anything?

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    For the hissing, check out this page.
    www.terrylove.com/korky

    Either the flapper is leaking, causing the valve to refill, or the assembly cap on the fill valve needs replacing.

    For the install, you can caulk the bowl to the floor using polyseamseal.

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    Thx terry! Just wanted to make sure I did not miss anything. Is the dap bright white tub and bath caulk in the red and white tube okay for toilet bowl?

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    Try Polyseamseal. You can remove it later without major hassles.
    Jim DeBruycker
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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

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    Ok had a leak at the tank bolts. I guess I should have replaced the 7 year old rubber gaskets that dried out for a year. Drained the tank replaced the rubber gaskets. Back to watching. Did I miss anything.

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