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Old 05-28-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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Basement toilet rough in stub - new flooring coming


We have a toilet rough-in in our basement that we are finishing. I have flooring (laminate wood) being installed next Tuesday and I am wondering if I need to do anything to the rough-in stub proir to the flooring crew coming in.

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you can get larger/thicker/taller beeswax seals or if you are raising the floor a whole lot, they make a flange extender.

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Right now I have a 4" PVC pipe coming out of the concrete floor about 8" then capped (fully concreted in). From what I have been reading, I could get a flange that will sit (and be glued) inside this. Should I do this first, securing it to the concrete floor with TAPCONS, or do I leave it as is, lay the floor around it, then cut the 4" PVC flush to the floors finish grade, then seat the flange in it. If I do the second option, do I need to fasten the flange with TAPCONS (through the laminate) for stability?
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I'd wait until the floor was in. Get a 4X3 flush flange to glue into the 4" PVC. The flush flange doesnt have a lip on it that would prevent it from sitting flush on the floor. Use the tapcons to secure the flange after its glued in.
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I'd wait until the floor was in. Get a 4X3 flush flange to glue into the 4" PVC. The flush flange doesnt have a lip on it that would prevent it from sitting flush on the floor. Use the tapcons to secure the flange after its glued in.
Excellent, this is what I was planning on doing exactly.
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Your all set Thundercat. As JDC said, add the flange after the flooring is in. I suppose it's too late to talk you out of wood laminate flooring in your bathroom in favor of a nice tile floor.
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I went back and forth on if I should use laminate. I read a lot of comments supporting both sides (not to use it and that it's okay to use it as long as it's cared for). We finally decided to go with it because it's not a bathroom that will get heavily used, so wetness shouldn't be an issue. Also, with the cold MN winters and the concrete in the basement, I thought tile would be too cold, and we didn't want to invest in a heating system for the little this bathroom would be used.

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