Re: Persistent toilet leak from under toilet onto flor
I've seen where a leak at the tank-to-bowl gasket or the tank-to-bowl bolts will run down the side of the bowl and onto the floor, making it appear to be the wax ring.
Try replacing the tank-to-bowl gasket and the bolts. When installing the bolts, use only brass bolts (not "coated" bolts), and put only the rubber washer under the head. Do not put a metal washer between the bolt head and the rubber washer.
Make sure you get a gasket of the proper thickness. The bolts should be tightened just to the point where the tank makes contact with the bowl in the front and the back. The tank should not move relative to the bowl. (A too-thick gasket will prevent you from properly tightening the bolts.)
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.