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Seal deteriorated on permanently fixed pot

My toilet pot is semented into the floor and rubber seal at the back is deteriorated and must be replaced. Is there a way to do this without destroying the pot?

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Is it leaking? If so, where do you see water?


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I've never heard of toilet being cemented to the floor. Are you sure there are no "closet bolts", that may be covered by caps?

See step #3 on this link to know what I am talking about:

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In South Africa all is semented but thanks anyway for your response.


@dragonmama take a few good pictures and post those with your question. That will allow us to see what you see. Use this guide Adding images to an existing question for that.


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Here is a video that will help. The base of the tank is probably caulked. Use a putty knife to cut the caulking and separate it from the floor. I also would suggest using rubber gloves. Tap or click on the blue link. I hope this helps. Good luck!

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Thank You but this is South Africa and I have never seen a bolted toilet pot !! Hee hee. I suppose it can be so much easier to fix !!


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