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Why after replacing the wax seal is there a water leak between the toilet and floor when you turn the water on even before you flush?


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2006-03-16 21:12:03
2006-03-16 21:12:03

If it's leaking between the toilet and the floor, you put the wax ring in wrong. If it's leaking between the toilet and the tank, you need to replace the gasket.


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