Repairing Toilet Leaks

Topic: 
Bathrooms
Topic: 
Plumbing
Question: 

My problem is concerning my toilet. When the toilet is flushed, it starts to leak a few drops at a time. The drops seem to run down the pipe and then drip onto my basement ceiling. I've removed two ceiling tiles from the basement to have a look at it, but it is a hard place to have access, plus I don't really know what I'm looking for.

There's another toilet on the second floor, but there is no leak when that one is flushed.

The house was built in the 50's and the plumbing seems to be the original. I was hoping maybe you could help before I call a plumber and pay a hefty bill.

Answer: 

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