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    DIY Junior Member jsnc's Avatar
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    Default Installing a toilet Help

    I've got my old toilet off and getting ready to install my new ultramax. I have the old toilet out and the existing flange looks to be in good shape and the top is just above finished floor (+1/16-1/8"), but in looking at the wax seal that they gave me, it doesn't have a funnel integrated into it whereas the other one did. I assume I need to use the funnel again. Is that correct? See attached image below. Any thoughts would be welcome....don't want to flood the bathroom or downstairs.

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    Forum Admin, Expert Plumber Terry's Avatar
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    The funnel isn't needed.

    Make sure the bowl compresses the wax. If it doesn't, you may need either a thicker ring, or two stacked.
    If I stack wax, I use a horned wax on top of a standard wax. There are so many correct ways of doing this.

    I like using new bolts, and a new water supply.
    Last edited by Terry; 06-08-2013 at 02:26 PM.

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    In the Trades Gary Swart's Avatar
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    Generally, the horned wax ring is not desirable when used as the only ring. If the flange is resting on top of the finished floor, a single ring is all that is needed. If the flange is recessed, usually the result of a new floor being added, then the horned ring as Terry described is called for although a single thick ring may be sufficient. Definitely use new bolts and water supply line.

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