Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 154
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MeCzech Neat and well working product
We used this toilet seal for installing brand new Kohler toilet. The box with seal contains everything to accomplish installation. All I needed was wrench and measuring tape. If you provide replacement on existing toilet, you will need also putty knife to scrape off old wax seal. This kit has besides fasteners two other parts: "main" rubber seal and spacer. Enclosed instructions could not be better, besides the text they also show all steps in pictures. The most important is making the right decision, how you will mount the seal and that depends on how is floor flange installed (see pic. 3), whether with the spacer or without (pic. 4 & 5). My floor flange was mounted above the finished floor, so we did not need to use the spacer (see pic.6). Remaining installation is very simple. This product works fine, absolutely no mess and no any leaks.
Fluidmaster provides 10 years warranty.
June 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ToolMaven Great replacement for the Wax Ring
Not all toilets installed are new out of the box. Wax rings on the output of the toilet are pretty gross when you have to replace them. Requires scraping the wax off various surfaces. Not difficult but who needs it? I suppose the purpose of the wax is to make a water-tight seal. But if you happen to put the toilet down off-center, then you need to make a trip to get a new wax ring. This ring has a fairly firm foam rubber inside the outer blue plastic. It seals by compression and has a bit of an inner collar that protrudes down to deliver the water toward the bowl where it belongs. Seems like an improvement to me. Used for a long weekend by guests, we are back to business.
June 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SuperDave Satisfactory Product Performance
I bought this seal as an alternative to a wax ring. At first I was hesitant to go with something I had not tried before, so I bought a wax ring too, just in case. The seal was very easy to install. No messy wax ring to deal with. The toilet set right on it, no leaks. The only drawback was that I could not get the toilet to sit quite flush to the floor, no matter how much I torqued the bolts. The toilet only sits about 1/16" off the floor and it doesn't rock, so I decided to live with it. But I can see how this could be an issue for others depending how high your pipe is in relation to the floor.
June 18, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by steveinaustin Does not fit ALL above-the-floor flanges
Great concept. Took me two hours to discover that if the flange is more than 1/8" above floor level, your toilet may not even bolt down level with the floor.
Before opening the box take two measurements: depth of the horn under the toilet, and height of the top of the flange. This ring requires about 3/8 inch difference to compress properly. Less than that and the toilet won't reach the floor.
I recommend this only if your project has sufficient clearance.
July 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 123456 works as advertised
I like the fact that unlike a wax ring multiple adjustments didn't affect this ring at all. As to it's longevity time will tell. Overall I'm satisfied with the product
July 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JReed Do not buy, does not seal like a wax ring.
I did not want to have to mess with a wax ring, as they are disgusting when removing them. I tried the better than wax ring from Fluidmaster. At first I though everything went smoothly. The flange was slightly above the floor, so I only used the ring at first. Everything lined up and tightened down smoothly. Flushed it a few times and noticed water leaking behind the base of the toilet. I re positioned and tried again, still leaking water. I tried using the spacer, however it raised the toilet up to high and would not sit flush on the floor. Finally out of frustration, I installed a wax ring, and no leaks. Goes to show new technology is not necessarily better than the old.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by raj universal toilet seal
universal toilet seal easy to install no mass no leaks very good product
July 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by andrewv Honest Review
Addressing some of the negative reviews:
1. Breaking the flange/bowl is ALWAYS your fault and has nothing to do with the product. Know the materials you are dealing with and tighten fasteners accordingly. If the toilet sits high or wobbles, you must shim.
2. Leaking can occur with all seals, including wax. Re-positioning a toilet after installation with a wax seal may also lead to leaks. Advantage goes to rubber seal as it can be preposition.
All this being said, I enjoyed installation of this product. I did not have any leaks. I did experience a slight elevation of the toilet for which I inserted shims to stabilize; seal with caulking. I installed on a raised flange (about 1/2").
Some development may be required to fix the common elevation problem though overall a good product. I don't mind the elevation as it ensures I have a tight seal.
July 11, 2016