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Old 01-31-2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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I want to tile a small bathroom 5x7 in and older home, right now it has planking with 1/2 plywood on top of that.

Can I get away with using 1/4 cement board on top of that and lay ceramic tile?

If all of this raises the floor above the toilet flange can I double up on the wax ring, one with a rubber extension that extends into the flange and another wax ring on top of it?

Thanks in advance for any replies. I have found some great advice on this site.

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Hopefully some more knowledgeable will come along who can answer questions on your subfloor and deflection. They will probably want to know about your joists, spacing and span etc.

As far as your toilet flange goes, if it ends up significantly lower than the floor, you might look into something like this rather than trusting stacked wax rings.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

One thing they don't tell you is to get a good seal (caulk or something) between the old and new to stop gasses from escaping. Ask me how I know this.

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