I just got a new home (used home). A handy guy I have that does work around the place told me that the wax seals under toilets need to be replaced periodically. I am looking around online about this and see people saying they only need to be replaced if there are any problems as opposed to just every X many years. Can anyone confirm all this one way or the other for me?

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    I only replace them if there is a leak. If the toilet is securely mounted and not moving it will last 20 years easily. – Ed Beal Sep 26 '16 at 16:25
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    Is your "Handy Guy" looking for projects to fill his wallet? – Tyson Sep 26 '16 at 16:36
  • What @EdBeal said: no toilet movement = perpetual life. Handy guy = suspicious. – Aloysius Defenestrate Sep 27 '16 at 2:03
  • first time homeowner here, so good to know! – MLRPA Sep 27 '16 at 22:24

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