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wax-free bowl gasket

Baker_2
Baker_2 Member Posts: 1
About two weeks ago someone here mentioned wax-free toilet gaskets.
I've tried to find feed-back online or at the hardware store. One consumer
opinion I read said it worked with a newer low volume tank, but not the older
higher volume tank . I would be using it on a cast iron flange.
I wonder how long the rubber o-rings last and how well they conform
to the inside of an old pipe. But of course I am most interested in their
ability to prevent leaks. And I am curious about anyone who may have
been using one on a pretty active toilet for a while now. Have they been
around long enough to get an idea of failure rate?
Thanks

Comments

  • bigugh_4
    bigugh_4 Member Posts: 406
    Have a look at

    www.fluidmaster.com
  • masterplumb
    masterplumb Member Posts: 93
    Gasket

    Do you need it for a radiant application? If not, whats wrong with wax? Or another option you have is to use a felt gasket. Chris
  • masterplumb
    masterplumb Member Posts: 93
    Gasket

    Do you need it for a radiant application? If not, whats wrong with wax? Or another option you have is to use a felt gasket. Chris
  • Trouble with wax sticking

    i use the fluid master gizmo when i do a service call with water leaking out of the bottom of the bowl.some times the wax did not sick to the bottom of the bowl or the closet flange is down below the floor. an old trick my father taught me was to take a torch and heat up the bottom of the bowl so the wax "takes" to the bowl.
    ggood luck Don
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,857
    This gasket

    is a 3/4" thick foam rubber type product (not unlike the tank to bowl gasket) also comes in 1". I'd be glad to mail you one if you need. About 3 bucks at plumbing suppliers.

    I think Harveys also has some wax coated foam jobs, if you are really on a wax kick :)


    I also used some Predco (sp) brand that used to be advertised in PM mag. Designed by a plumber for radiant applications. Haven't seen them in awhile, however.

    I'm not real inpressed with the Fluidmaster wax less approch. Too many parts and doesn't look like it would seal on cast or near a sharp bend.

    hot rod
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 21,857
    This gasket

    is a 3/4" thick foam rubber type product (not unlike the tank to bowl gasket) also comes in 1". About 3 bucks at plumbing suppliers. I think Harveys also has some wax coated foam if you are really on a wax kick :)a

    I also used some Predco (sp) brand that used to be advertised in PM mag. Designed by a plumber for radiant applications. Haven't seen them in awhile, however.

    I'm not real impressed with the Fluidmaster wax less approch. Too many parts and doesn't look like it would seal on cast or near a sharp bend.

    hot rod
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • Rich_2
    Rich_2 Member Posts: 40
    seal

    My new way is wax , then I take plumbers putty & put it on top works well
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