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Bomb proof toilet seals

woobagooba Member Posts: 183
Anyone have any experience with the new generation of non-wax toilet rings? Or is wax still king?

Recent spat of wax ring failures / ceiling repairs has me wondering about a better way for an underway renovation. Something durable and able to tolerate some movement of the toilet base without the seal failing. Thanks


  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,544
    I use the Korky brand of foam rings for all my (family) work. No issues that I've heard about.
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 2,139
    Sleeve with lip and rubber seal works for me for twenty plus years. Trick is to adjust height so that bowl is really tight against rubber.
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 14,505
    I just use one of the foam type gasket for the first time. So far so good
  • BenDplumber
    BenDplumber Member Posts: 48
    Provided the closet flange is securely attached to the structure and the finished flooring is relatively level with closet bolts nutted to flange then another set of nuts and washers attaching bowl to closet flange, bowl movement should be non existent. In my experience and area we set closet bowls with plumbers putty. Much easier clean-up than wax and not affected by radiant flooring. We buy 7# containers from the supply house which generally can set several bowls, however a couple 1# containers from the home center will work. Just make sure it's room temp before kneading it into a " donut". I've pulled and reset closets that were set 70yrs ago with putty that weren't leaking, only to have new flooring installed. Hope this helps.