Toilet wax ring

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TexasJeff
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Toilet wax ring

Post by TexasJeff » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:11 pm

I am getting a urine smell in my hall bathroom, I am on a septic system. Can a wax ring under the toilet let sewer gas in the house without leaking water?


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A. Spruce
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Re: Toilet wax ring

Post by A. Spruce » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:31 pm

Not likely. The good news is, wax rings are cheap and easy to replace. If you suspect that the wax ring has gone bad, change it.

Word of caution, if you've got old or cheap angle stops (water shut off at the fixture) then I'd recommend turning the water off at the house main instead of the fixture, the last thing you want to do is have the angle stop break off in your hand or start leaking.
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Re: Toilet wax ring

Post by TexasJeff » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:36 am

Thanks you sir, I will change out the wax ring to see if that helps.

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