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Old 02-18-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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What is the proper instalation method for a brass flange plus lead riser?... it will be on top of tiles, do i drill holes in the tiles for the bolts?... also i know how the bolts that connect to the toilet go, but what kind of bolts do i need to anchor the flange to the floor?

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Use whatever type of bolts that work to reach the wood sub flooring below. You need a solid footing for the ring, since the joni-bolts hold the tank are only held by this ring. You do need to go through the tile. Normally the tile would have been cut around this ring.

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They make tile bits but I've always just used a masonry bit and a hammer drill on slow speed for going through tile. Once you get past the glaze drilling is easy. Let me preface that by saying that on something that is exposed I will use the tile bit and a regular drill. However, the flange is under the toilet and not exposed so the masonry bit would be my preferance. Use screws that are not going to rust such as brass. Be sure the screws are long enough to bite into the subfloor well to give you a solid installation.
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Thank you guys, very helpful.
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first off,,get rid of the lead flange,,,its prone to leaking and soft,and outdated. A plastic flange has the proper holes
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