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Old 02-27-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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Best Way To Do tile With Toilet Flange In Place


So doing this bathroom remodel and wanted to see how you guys solve this:

I see lots of discussion about where the flange should be, but nothing specific to my question, maybe it's too obvious.

I have an old tile floor that's coming out. It's set on a plywood subfloor with concrete backer and the tile. It would appear the toilet flange is on top of the tile, I can see it under the flange.

So is there anyway to do it without cutting the pipe and replacing the flange? I'm going to re-tile after it's all said and done. I have access under the floor in the basement, so maybe I'm over thinking it.

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Old 02-27-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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If you can do it DO NOT CUT YOUR FLANGE OFF. Back the flange screws out and get new ones that measure at least 2 1/2 inches long and set aside for later. Chip up the tile as best you can around and under the flange. Try to leave the plywood subfloor intact if possible. You will have to replace the concrete backer board anyway so just cut half circles in two pieces of backer board at the edges and glue and screw it down so the half circles fit under the flange and up close to the pipe.The new tile should be cut and put in the same way. After your tiling is complete then drill 1/8 in. holes, with a masonary bit, through the tile ONLY and drive your flange screws down snug to the flange. The flange should sit on top of the tile so the wax ring can be squeesed way down for a perfect seal between the bowl and the flange/tile. NO LEAKS.

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Old 02-27-2011, 01:55 PM   #3
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That sounds much better to me. I'll try and chip it out. Looks like they mailed it in, but I haven't cleaned it up enough to really look. I'll give it a try and see. Thanks.
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