Caulking the Base of a Toilet

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      usbbm1

      Is it necessary to caulk the base of a toilet after installing it with a wax ring? If the wax seal goes bad and the base is caulked, how would you know if you had a leak if water couldn’t go past the base? And by the time it compromised the base caulk I imagine there would be a lot of water damage.

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      Dwpecksr
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      It all depends on what plumbing code you are under.The UPC code says it needs to be caulked.I haven’t got time to debate the issue with the writers of the code. I just do it.


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