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Radiant tubing and toilet wax seal

BigErlBigErl Member Posts: 29
Hello everyone. I'm putting radiant in a bathroom floor using uponor quik trak panels and the 5/16" tubing. Is there a minimum distance I should keep between the tubing and toilet wax seal?


  • GordyGordy Member Posts: 9,530
    Rubber Seal

    instead of wax no worries otherwise yes 8-12 "
  • BigErlBigErl Member Posts: 29

    Thanks Gordy
  • zacmobilezacmobile Member Posts: 211
    I wouldn't worry.

    Over the years I've had many people bring this up but I've left wax seals on my dash before in the summer and they don't get significantly deformed and that is way hotter than any radiant floor would get. I think the floor would be uncomfortable to walk on before it would be a danger to the wax seal.
  • Charlie from wmassCharlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,163
    12" is what I do

    keeps the tubes out near where your feet are anyways. I have seen wax rings that over time flowed out of place with the radiant too close. Then I used the foam rubber rings to replace them.
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  • GermanPlumberGermanPlumber Member Posts: 44
    Wax free seal

    I would use a wax free seal anyhow !
  • hot_rodhot_rod Member Posts: 14,397

    is the best waxless seal I have used. Deep boot and a tight fit even inside scaled cast iron pipe.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
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