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I need to do a quick fix to glue a toilet base to the tile floor. It's the only toilet in the house and it has a bit of a wobble and I want to take care of it before the wax seal gets broken. I know Crazy Glue will set fast but I need something a little thicker in case there are gaps in the fit. I was thinking that a hot melt glue would set up really fast...are there any high strength glue sticks? Any other suggestions? I don't want to remove the toilet and 'do it right' until absolutely necessary.
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do it right...

super clean the bases contact to the floor area..
shim the toilet level and to stop the wobble...
seal the exterior rim of the base base to the floor w/ siliconized latex caulk...
tool to perfection...
no need to remove the toilet...

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DANCO Plastic Toilet Shims 4-Pack-88523 - The Home Depot
http://www.homedepot.com/p/DAP-11-2-...8428/202734234

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http://www.homedepot.com/p/DAP-Dynaf...8275/100035980

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do it right...

super clean the bases contact to the floor area..
shim the toilet level and to stop the wobble...
seal the exterior rim of the base base to the floor w/ siliconized latex caulk...
tool to perfection...
no need to remove the toilet...

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DANCO Plastic Toilet Shims 4-Pack-88523 - The Home Depot
DAP 11.2 oz. Alex Fast Dry Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus Silicone-18428 - The Home Depot

or...
DAP Dynaflex 230 10.1 oz. Premium Indoor/Outdoor Sealant-18275 - The Home Depot
Sounds good to me. Thank You!!! I had to replace the tank bolts a couple of weeks ago and this toilet is not fun to work on.....it's in an old kitchen pantry and pretty tight between the sink vanity and wall.
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What Stick said...except I'd use pure Silicone. The stuff the glaziers use.
Basically you're sealing glass to glass (that's what pottery glaze is).
The bond will not break.
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What Stick said...except I'd use pure Silicone. The stuff the glaziers use.
Basically you're sealing glass to glass (that's what pottery glaze is).
The bond will not break.
think long term...
the bond won't break if the toilet is properly shimmed and snugged down using the better grade Dynaflex...
come time, if you ever have to, to pull the basin it will be the better deal and will clean up nicely..
pure sillycone is a bear to remove/cut loose and when you reset/re-caulk the bowl nothing is going to stick to the sillycone film that you couldn't remove...
sillycone is a one way trip that presents/makes/causes more problems/issues than it fixes...
it will stick so well to the floor that when you pull the toilet it could pull up the tile or tear/delayer any composite flooring... who wants to repair/replace a floor because of the caulk...
sillycone is a very poor choice in this application...

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That's why they invented razor blades.
still leaves a bullet proof no stick film behind...
and you accidentally cut the composite flooring or don't cut all the way through the sillycone...

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Like Stick said, shim it. You don't want to use anything you can't separate easily when the time comes. I also recommend taking the wax ring and throw it in the garbage or use it in the shop as someone suggested a while back for lubing screws to make them easier to drive. Buy a higher tech unit (about $15) to seal with. Some are reusable, if you had to replace flooring for example, and there is absolutely no way that some of them can leak. The best one I've seen made a surface seal against the pipe flange and also had a rubber nipple that went down the inside of the pipe about 2 inches or so and sealed against the wall of the pipe. It was impossible for that setup to leak unless the rubber disintegrated over time.
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Like Stick said, shim it. You don't want to use anything you can't separate easily when the time comes. I also recommend taking the wax ring and throw it in the garbage or use it in the shop as someone suggested a while back for lubing screws to make them easier to drive. Buy a higher tech unit (about $15) to seal with. Some are reusable, if you had to replace flooring for example, and there is absolutely no way that some of them can leak. The best one I've seen made a surface seal against the pipe flange and also had a rubber nipple that went down the inside of the pipe about 2 inches or so and sealed against the wall of the pipe. It was impossible for that setup to leak unless the rubber disintegrated over time.
Wow, sounds great, never heard of that one before.
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