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Old 02-06-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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Installing a toilet over harwood floor


I am replacing an old toilet in one of my bathrooms. This room has hardwood floor. The old toilet was install over a ceramic base (1ft by 2ft). The new toilet is bigger than this base because of its shape. I was wondering if i could install the new toilet directly over the harwood floor and skip the ceramic base????? Thanks....

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Yes you can, the wax ring makes the seal, so it should be fine.

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As long as the toilet base is flush and level with the finished floor, and not moving or rocking in any way, you're OK.
The flange should be on top of and bolted to the finished floor level with only the thickness of the flange itself above floor level, and then the toilet should be bolted to the flange in order for the wax ring to seal properly.
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(HEY, RON! Hello!)
caglezs,
As long as the toilet base is flush and level with the finished floor, and not moving or rocking in any way, you're OK.
The flange should be on top of and bolted to the finished floor level with only the thickness of the flange itself above floor level, and then the toilet should be bolted to the flange in order for the wax ring to seal properly.
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Longshot here but if nothing else, general information. Oatey makes two different white plastic plates - round bowl and elongated bowl - for use underneath a toilet. Their purpose is to help hide busted or missing tile and grout. If you need to conceal any shortcomings in the floor, one of these may help.
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Thanks for the pointers. I have installed the toilet already.

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