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Old 10-10-2016, 05:59 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Would the radiant heat from a sub-floor heat system damage or degrade the wax seal ring for a toilet?
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Old 10-10-2016, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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If properly installed- no.
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Old 10-11-2016, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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If properly installed- no.
What is you opinion of the newer non-wax type sealing rings?

As an example:


Shop Fluidmaster Better Than Wax Wax-Free Gasket Toilet Ring at Lowes.com
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Old 10-11-2016, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I have a fluidmaster waxless seal, but a previous design that seals against the inside of the waste pipe and then against the bottom of the commode. Not sure why they quit making this, I don't see them anymore, but so far it has worked great. Has been in service at least 5 years.

The waxless, rubber seal you show here seems to me could only be better than a wax ring - costs more, but has some resilience so if the floor is a bit flexible, like most regular wood floors are, it should keep on sealing, but with wax you can compress it but it will not spring back...

That said K'ledgeBldr does a lot more construction/repair in a year than I have done in my lifetime, so I look forward to reading what he has to say.
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Old 10-11-2016, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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What is you opinion of the newer non-wax type sealing rings?

Other than they're a pain-in-the-ass to install? They also have a good point (especially for DIY work)- uneven floor tile, uneven flange, or even when people don't cut away the flange and install new tile, leaving the flange well BELOW the surface of the tile; it eliminates having to use multiple wax rings.

The only unknown is longevity- these are relatively new to the market. I don't know what type of "long-term" R&D was done. But I know a wax ring will definitely out last any type of foam, rubber, plastic.
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