Rut roh. What is this?Yes folks, things had gotten so smelly in the boys bath that dire measures needed to be taken. This moving the toilets thing has actually become a semi-annual event...I've gotten so good at it that I can now do it singlehandedly.
The root of the problem here is that the caulk seal between the base of the toilet and the floor fails, which allows, erm, misdirected liquids, cough, to get under there and stink to high heaven. We're talking rank gas station bathroom smells, just to be clear.
I decided to try this new no wax gasket thingy. It's like a really soft donut and cost about $14 at my local hardware store.
It pops right into the flange in the waste line.
Those screws are standard to any waste line toilet situation. Just line up the toilet over them and lower it into place. It's pretty easy to straddle the toilet and shuffle it over to the right spot, even solo.
Place base for cover caps, washer and then tighten nut. Do not over tighten or the porcelain will crack.
I usually use latex acrylic to caulk the toilets. I guess because it boasts easy "water clean-up". I realize now though, that that stuff keeps breaking down which is causing the stinky problem so this time I went with silicone. 100% waterproof silicone (we'll see how it holds up to bleach).
I taped off the toilet and tile so that I could get a pretty thick bead and still have it look neat.
Voila. Looking good. Three hour drying time and then she's ready to go.
Here's hoping this fix lasts.