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    Blown throne zone

    The new insoles in my shoes are not as cushion-y as I thought the floor itself is getting as soft as my old noggin.

    Worst part about it is, I just laid this tile, & sub-floor about 2 years ago when I replaced our tub... guess the old double wax ring wasn't such a good idea after-all

    Fun stuff when there's only one indoor outhouse.

    Just getting started...and already feeling flushed

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    Yeek. That looks like a smelly job. Looks like you'll be digging into the subfloor as well!

    Whats the repair theory? Extend the flange or something else?

    Might I interest you in a wax free solution?: http://www.fernco.com/plumbing/wax-free-toilet-seal

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    Yes definitely tearing into the sub-floor, don't know where my mind was in my OP, should of said 'under-layment' not sub floor...
    punched a hole in the softest spot, looks like some real fun coming up.
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    Thanks for the link Ryan, but after the bear fight to get the tiles off, think I'll be going back to linoleum, that will bring everything back to the original height and make the Missus happy, as she liked the ease of changing out the 'decor' every couple of years{insert face-palm here}.


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    Probably going to stop here for tonight, Wife'll be home in a half hour or so, will go & pickup some ply & supplies, cut the sheet goods down tonight, and tear into it again in the AM after she leaves for work.
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    Oh man...that's tough having to tear into it so soon after you tiled it. Ryan's link looks kind of interesting.

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    ken did you use treated lumber? maybe the wax ring wasnt the only culprit maybe condensation had some thing to do with it as well?
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    No I didn't Larry, the sub looks like old pine and I layed 1/4 luan over that...I'm not sure yet either if it was the seal or not, could also be the water line to the toilet behind the wall for all I know....more knowledge tomorrow I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    Thanks for the link Ryan, but after the bear fight to get the tiles off, think I'll be going back to linoleum, that will bring everything back to the original height and make the Missus happy
    I just recently figured the fernco fittings out.. Personally I'm thinking no wax rings for me even when its at the right height because there is always the chance of compressing one side or having a snake "grab" them or .. and then leaks! I don't like leaks!

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    Makes sense Ryan their site says Home Depot carries them but to call first{lol} but they also show Grainger as a carrier, so I'll definitely look into it.....Thanks!
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    For kicks & giggles here's a shot from when I tore into the tub replacement...3/4 1x6 pine with 3/4 ply & 1/4" luan over that....will probably find something similar{no guarantees with the way this house was slapped together} as I get more into it.
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    Told the Missus that she could have that walk-in shower now, if she'd learn to use the bushes by the neighbors house....she wasn't buying it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    Told the Missus that she could have that walk-in shower now, if she'd learn to use the bushes by the neighbors house....she wasn't buying it


    Maybe its time to redo the whole bathroom then...

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