The wax ring under a toilet seals the sewage passage between the toilet and the pipes. A leaking wax ring can create an unsightly and unsanitary mess and may also damage the flooring. If left unrepaired, the moisture eventually weakens the subflooring and floor joists, requiring expensive repairs to the home down the road.
|What you can expect|
|Range per ring:||$110.83||$134.20|
|Range for this type of project:||$222||$268|
Wax Ring Installation Cost
Cost of petroleum wax gasket, with plastic flanged horn and brass mounted bolts.
Basic Labor for Wax Ring Installation
Labor cost, under typical conditions, to install wax ring. Fixture will be removed, wax ring seated, and then the fixture will be replaced, leveled, and secured. Full testing will ensure against leaks. All steps of the process, including preparation and cleanup, are included.
Job Supplies for Wax Ring Installation
Standard supplies and materials used in the installation process, such as connectors, fittings, and mounting hardware.
|cost to install a wax ring|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per ring||$4.72|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 ring||$139.36|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 ring||$126.06 - $152.67|
To remove the toilet, a plumber starts by covering the floor and surrounding areas for protection. The water supply is shut off and the line disconnected. The bowl and tank are both emptied of water, and the toilet is detached from the pipe mount below and turned over. The bowl and tank are inspected for cracks or other damage, and the seal between them examined for stability and structural integrity. The base of the toilet and the attachment to the sewer pipe are both cleaned to remove the old wax, and the new ring is installed.
Any of the following conditions may add extra cost to the project:
Because a failed wax ring can cause so many hidden problems, most homeowners choose to call on a plumbing professional to facilitate the replacement. Plumbers provide an expert examination of the underlying areas to assess any compromise and advise the best course of action to properly repair the damage before remounting the toilet.