The Toilet Dilemma: Wax or No Wax?

Closeup of messy, ugly ring of wax left from a toilet's wax seal
Need to replace a toilet’s wax seal? You better have patience, a putty knife, and plenty of time! (©Steven P. Love, Adobe Stock Photos)

Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Here’s a question from our Sept. 28 broadcast:

Betty in Virginia says, “Wax or no wax? I have had a major problem with a half-bath toilet. Every wax ring has failed and now the subfloor needs replacing around the toilet. I have been looking at the new no-wax rings, but there are too many and I’m not sure which one will work.

I need help bad here! I am replacing the floors with vinyl plank flooring and have finally gotten to the half bath after doing the kitchen and laundry room.”

We tell Betty to look into the rubber type of toilet ring. She needs to make sure she gets one that is the correct size to fit properly under the toilet.

Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the answer!
Read the blog from the Sept. 28 show and listen to the full broadcast here.


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