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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    I went to help a friend whose toilet had come loose from the floor a 2nd time. Last time her landlord sent a guy who filled the base with white Cement and set it on the tile, just as it was originally .
    Here's a tip Dominican Republic. White Cement is not going to bond with ceramic tile. If your floor is bare concrete good it might work.
    But where it really bonds good is to the non-fired bottom of the toilet. Try removing it without breaking the casting - not worth the trouble.
    I bought a new toilet and closet ring which I had to screw to the floor with inserts.
    I'm sure others here have seen this same ridiculous shortcut with white cement .
    You would be better off using RV silicone which does bond to dry ceremic tile - if your plumber won't install a closet flange.
    The only difference between white cement and normal cement is the color. I am surprised none of you know this.... you can simply google it

    white cement is used for esthetic purposes. It is no different from regular cement apart from its color

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbobo View Post
    The only difference between white cement and normal cement is the color. I am surprised none of you know this.... you can simply google it

    white cement is used for esthetic purposes. It is no different from regular cement apart from its color
    I do not believe white Portland Cement is what they sell by the pound here in DR. It's more a plaster of paris and smells unlike Portland Cement - Maybe there are some places selling Withe Portland Cement, which is not all that common.
    Someone here must be an expert on cement products sold here ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    I went to help a friend whose toilet had come loose from the floor a 2nd time. Last time her landlord sent a guy who filled the base with white Cement and set it on the tile, just as it was originally .
    Here's a tip Dominican Republic. White Cement is not going to bond with ceramic tile. If your floor is bare concrete good it might work.
    But where it really bonds good is to the non-fired bottom of the toilet. Try removing it without breaking the casting - not worth the trouble.
    I bought a new toilet and closet ring which I had to screw to the floor with inserts.
    I'm sure others here have seen this same ridiculous shortcut with white cement .
    You would be better off using RV silicone which does bond to dry ceremic tile - if your plumber won't install a closet flange.

    Dunno.
    Mine was fixed with white cement and bonded fine.Just replaced it last week after several years and it had to be hammered off the tiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chico bill View Post
    I do not believe white Portland Cement is what they sell by the pound here in DR. It's more a plaster of paris and smells unlike Portland Cement - Maybe there are some places selling Withe Portland Cement, which is not all that common.
    Someone here must be an expert on cement products sold here ?
    You don't need white cement. The only reason they're using white is because they're saving themselves a step of caulking the joint between base and the floor.

    Just use regular cement to level the toilet. But don't let it squeeze out to the edge. You only need enough to hold it. Let it dry, bolt it snug, then caulk the space between the toilet base and the tile with white silicone. Nicer looking job.

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