Chilled Wax Makes Better Seals

Before you set a toilet, stick its wax ring in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes to cool it down. The hardened wax stands up to the weight of the commode and doesn't rub off on your fingers or leave your tools all slippery. A cold ring means that the seal will be tight—no more crossed fingers on that first flush.

Steve Matesic, Pittsburgh
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