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So on Friday the plumber came and installed a new Ultramax II. The toilet was replaced partly to try to correct this leak. Unfortunately I'm still seeing a small drip from the ceiling on the first floor when the toilet is flushed. Could this still be a problem with the wax ring? I'm doubting it. Before I had the toilet replaced, I had kind of shifted the toilet back in to the right position and I really was wasn't leaking after most flushes. I mention that because I wonder if it's still a problem With the wax ring. In the picture with the red lines, that's approximately where the joist is under the toilet And where it runs which direction. Can someone tell me if based on your experience this repair could realistically be done from the first floor side in the ceiling? Or are tiles going to have to come up and possibly the vanity have to come out to repair whatever is leaking? The PVC drain was installed approximately 18-20 years ago. Looking at the pictures I don't see any damage to the flange but I'm no expert and the plumber didn't see any issue either. He said the wax ring was worn on one side when he replaced the toilet that could've caused the initial leak. also the toilet was moving because the bolts were slightly loose on the old toilet. So what is the best approach to opening this up? Again can this be repaired best from the first floor side, or is the drain pipe probably sitting on wood to hold it up making it necessary to open the floor of from the bathroom side? Edit, made the hole larger, see pics below. Even if I need to open it up to do the repair from the bathroom side is it a good idea to open a small hole or use an inspection camera from the first floor to see where the leak is coming from First? Would this likely be a bad joint on the drain stack by the toilet? If this has to be done from the bathroom side am I likely looking at a small hole or large section of floor coming out? Anyone have any ideas how to approach this the best way?
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