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Old 02-16-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Changing out carpet for tile - toilet flange?


We are remodeling our guest bath, it has just a toilet and sink. We had an under-slab leak, so it seemed like the right time.

The bathroom had carpet, which has been removed since it was soaked. We have not yet removed the toilet, but I assume the toilet flange is mounted to the concrete slab, since there is nothing else there!

We are going to tile the floor.

Question: Do we leave the flange in place, tile up to the flange, then set the toilet on top of the tile? Will we need an extension to compensate for the tile height?

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Do we mount the toilet on the concrete and tile around it?

I'm leaning towards the first option since you can change toilets without having to re-tile, but I'd like some expert thoughts here.

I know the "on top of concrete" vs. "on top of tile" flange debate rages on, but this is slightly different (I think) due to the already-installed flange.

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We are remodeling our guest bath, it has just a toilet and sink. We had an under-slab leak, so it seemed like the right time.

The bathroom had carpet, which has been removed since it was soaked. We have not yet removed the toilet, but I assume the toilet flange is mounted to the concrete slab, since there is nothing else there!

We are going to tile the floor.

Question: Do we leave the flange in place, tile up to the flange, then set the toilet on top of the tile? Will we need an extension to compensate for the tile height?

Or

Do we mount the toilet on the concrete and tile around it?

I'm leaning towards the first option since you can change toilets without having to re-tile, but I'd like some expert thoughts here.

I know the "on top of concrete" vs. "on top of tile" flange debate rages on, but this is slightly different (I think) due to the already-installed flange.
oh yes it rages on..imo just tile up to the flange...this will be fine ...my need thicker wax ring ...but thats all...ben

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Ben is correct also may need longer johnny bolts
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When you replace the bolts use the 5/16" versions.
Normally Ill buy an extra set of closet bolts and use an extra washer and nut on each side to anchor the closet bolts onto the flange before installing the toilet to keep them from spinning if you ever need to pull the toilet.
Then install the toilet over the top of the studs using the other washers/nuts
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worried about spinning johnny bolts i started using these it was hard to at first just hard to change from brass but know all i use no spinning to worry about no corroding and easy to cut "especially with a cordless multi tool

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