Originally Posted by jk31668
dw has asked if it might be possible to caulk around the base of the hopper with silicone or white caulk as a stop gap measure til we get home? would that work?
In my opinion, no. The issue is the water has to go somewhere. It will build up behind the sealant and soak into the wood floor. Better for it to come out and be sopped up.
In addition, "There is nothing so permanent as that which is temporary."
Once you caulk it it will be "out of mind" and you will next remember you had to fix the lower seal when the toilet falls through the rotten floor into the basement.