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Charlotte Home Inspector Finds Loose Toilet

May 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Charlotte Home Inspector Patrick Waddell found this loose toilet during his home inspection in Charlotte. Tile had been installed causing the toilet to leak. The floor flange is usually mounted on the floor during the original plumbing installation. However, if any additional subflooring (such as a smooth underlayment for vinyl flooring, or additional plywood to stiffen the floor for tile), tile, strip wood flooring, etc. is installed after the flange, what happens? Right… the toilet is now higher and further away from the flange. The wax ring the installer used may not be thick enough to give a good seal! Sure, it would last long enough for the “check to clear”, but the probable seepage will cause problems that will be very severe later on! Go to for more information.

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