Generations of professional plumbers have set Oatey® and Hercules® as the standard for the highest quality and best performing toilet-setting products. Hercules and Oatey Rings feature a clean release tray for no-mess handling and easy installation, even on hot, humid days.
08Gaskets & Bolts
Can wax rings be stacked on top of one another to make up for the extra space between the toilet bowl and toilet flange, and still create a watertight seal?
Although stacking two wax seals on top of each other seems to be a common practice, Oatey does not recommend this application. We recommend using a jumbo or extra thick wax ring instead the stacking method. Also consider raising the flange height with one of our spacer kits.
What ingredients are in wax gaskets?
Oatey and Hercules wax seals are a blend of Slack Wax (unrefined feed stock) and Micro Crystalline Wax (refined feed stock). These are used to control the properties and result in a premium finished product.
How is a wax seal installed?
It is always important to first set the toilet bowl in place before installing the wax seal; this will confirm that the toilet bolts are aligned properly, and the floor can be checked for levelness in case the bowl will need to be shimmed during installation.