A wax ring for a toilet is about 3 dollars. Lift the toilet.
A wax ring replacement with a flange aka.
How to replace wax ring on toilet. Lift the toilet up and place it straight down over the bolts and wax ring. Install the new bolts. Step 5 reinstall toilet seat.
Rest the toilet bowl on its side place it on a towel or cloth to protect the floor and attach the replacement wax ring to the bottom of the bowl this technique helps ensure the ring is in the proper position when placing the toilet over the flange. Whenever you remove a toilet for any reason replace the wax ring seal between the toilet and the toilet anchor flange sometimes called a closet flange attached to the floor. Made from a molded wax loop around a short plastic tube wax rings are pretty foolproof inexpensive and shape themselves to fit almost any toilet and floor drain.
A toilet wax ring is an o ring that prevents sewer gases and flush water from leaking from the base of the toilet. There are two options this step. Do not cause any misshaping but make sure it is seated in the correct position.
It is placed between the bottom of the toilet and the top of the toilet flange. Next install a new wax ring. If it looks like your toilet is leaking it may indicate that the wax ring has failed.
This video shows how to remove a toilet replace the wax ring and re install a toilet. Do not slide it on. Funnel or bell is about 5 dollars at home depot and lowe s so go with the one that includes the flange.
It involves unbolting the toilet from its base and removing and replacing the old wax ring and securing the toilet back to the floor. The toilet flange is the circular pipe fitting installed on top of the toilet drainpipe and that anchors the toilet to the flooring. If your toilet is on an upper floor you may notice water damage on the ceiling of the room below.
This project was part of a bathroom renovation project. Place the new wax ring to the area and gently press it into place. If you are replacing your flooring you may need to remove your toilet and replace the wax ring to ensure a proper tight seal.
Step 4 install new ring.