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Old 07-03-2010, 09:43 AM   #1
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Im soon going to be installing a rear outlet, floor mount toilet in my new bathroom. I have all of the walls up except for the ones where the toilet plumbing is going to go. Is there a way to estimate how tall I need to make the flange for the rear outlet? I have the subfloor down but am going to be installing Ditra and then porcelain tile. Id imagine that the flange needs to be the perfect height so that it seals correctly. I also think I should have the walls up, mudded and painted before I put a toilet in the way but Im not sure how to make the measurements right. Does anyone have any experience installing rear outlet toilets before the room is done? Thanks so much!

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Flange height is usually 4" center from finished floor---Check your manufacturers specs.

Will the wall be open behind the toilet after the floor finish is in?

That would be nice--Kind of a lot to hope for.--Mike--

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The information should be included in the toilet installation instructions. Guessing is not an option here.
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The information should be included in the toilet installation instructions. Guessing is not an option here.
Right, but my floor isnt in yet. Neither are the walls. Im trying to put in the walls before the flooring and obviously need to install the plumbing before the walls. Maybe I should have asked this in the flooring section? Thanks anyway for the responses.
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The floors do not need to be installed, to measure the materials and see how much space they take up.
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Ok, I just thought with two layers of thinset going down I didnt know if that would be accurate enough just measuring the material.
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Well, then a guess at how thick you will spread the thinset is in order. You know the notch size of the trowel, so cut it in half (to allow for the pressing down of the tile). Closest you are going to get. I really wish you luck with your project, and I think it will all work out.

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