Dry wax ring


Old 04-10-17, 06:05 PM
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Dry wax ring

Hi All, I am being told that a toilet that sits for an extended period will cause the wax ring to dry out,my thought is that that should have any effect on the ring,if the bowl is set probably there should be no water touching the ring,I always thought the ring was to prevent sewer gases from escaping,problem is water is leaking into the second floor ceiling,I believe toilet over flowed and water leaked in around the base and down around the pipe.
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Old 04-10-17, 06:34 PM
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Wax rings normally don't dry out due to lack of water touching them. In normal operation water doesn't touch it. Now, shifting of the toilet can crack or dislodge the ring from its seat and age will be a factor as well. I believe you have it nailed with the overflow of the toilet rather than the ring.
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