BathroomHome
To Top

Can Hot Water Damage a Wax Ring?

My plumber hooked up the wrong pipe and my toilet filled with 150 degree hot water, which burned my bottom when I flushed. He came back and fixed it, but do you think that I need a new wax ring? Do you think all of that hot water could have damaged the tank or inner workings? I would want him to fix it right away because I don't want to have to pay for another plumbing trip at a later date if the wax ring is bad.

Ad

By Rhonda21043 from MD

We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in February! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

August 12, 20090 found this helpful

Whether or not the hot water will destroy the wax ring, have the plumber replace it any way since he made a mistake in the first place by hooking up the wrong water line.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 13, 20090 found this helpful

I agree with MCW, make him fix it now. Good luck.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 17, 20090 found this helpful

You get the man to come back and correct everything that even might be messed up! The wax ring must be replaced. That wax is quite easy to melt, and once messed up, it will not just go back into a nice sealed position. You do not want the leakage to be revealed in a couple weeks.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad
August 18, 20090 found this helpful

A plumber careless enough to hook up the wrong water line deserves to lose not only the time and money to correct your problem, but business, as well. I'd mention his carelessness to all my friends. As the customer, you deserve to have the job done right the first time.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
Categories
Home and Garden Repair Home BathroomAugust 12, 2009
Guides
candle
Cleaning Candle Wax from Upholstery
View of the underside of a toilet, including wax ring.
Replacing a Wax Toilet Ring
Cleaning Candle Wax from Brass, Brass candleholder with candle wax on it.
Cleaning Candle Wax from Brass
Red wax stains on wood floor.
Cleaning Candle Wax from Hardwood Floors
More
😎
Summer Ideas!
🎆
Fourth of July Ideas!
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/06/18 15:16:23 in 2 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!