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Old 10-07-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
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Capping Toilet Flange


I am interested in removing a toilet to reuse the space for storage. However, I still want the option of reinstalling a toilet at a later date.

The floor is bare concrete. Is it possible to remove the current flange and install a flange with a knockout plug? I want the floor/plug as level as possible and safe from fumes. How long can this set up last? Would like to avoid using a test plug because the test plug sticks out too much.

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A lot depends on the type of material they used for the closet collar / piping underfloor. Call a plumber though that would be your best bet. Will probably have to break a little concrete around the collar if you want this flush as possible to the existing floor.

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Assuming I don't care too much about it sticking out. Does replacing the current flange with a knock out flange provide an adequate seal or would it be best to just put in a test plug and call it a day.
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IMO, a good test plug of the proper size with rubber seal so no sewer gas can leak out would work. Have a plumber check your local codes in your area first.

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Thanks guys...a test plug it is. It seems like the easiest option.
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