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    Default Can't get a good seal on a Rivers Edge Whitehall Lane toilet bowl

    Hello all. I'm a DYI'er and new here.

    I am having a heck of time trying to get my toilet to seal at the flange.

    First issue, the closet flange sits about 1/2" below the finished floor.
    Second, the collar on the toilet has two grooves where the "p trap" is, recessing upward toward the tank.
    In other words, it is not completely flat where the wax ring sits.

    Has anyone else had this problem with a toilet?

    The original problem was that there was a small amount of water leaking from underneath the base. The baseboard(mdf) was swollen from water damage. It has been replaced.

    I tried the following;
    1. Two wax rings. Still leaked
    2. Flowmaster wax free. Still leaked
    3. Two 1/4" spacers with wax free. Still leaked
    4. Two spacers and xl wax ring. Still leaked.

    My next try is to fill the two grooves in the bottom of the toilet with some left over wax then use two wax rings along with the two spacers. What to you all think? I have examined the heck out of the toilet for cracks and cannot find one.

    Maybe thinking for trying the fernco wax free, but don't think it will work because if the two grooves.

    If none of this works I may just buy a new toilet and try that. I don't really want to since the toilet is only 4 years old. Plus I have three more of these toilets in the house. The other two rock and move. So I will be replacing those rings too. The toilet is called "rivers edge".

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks.

    Tom
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    Last edited by Terry; 10-03-2012 at 12:28 PM.

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