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Old 07-08-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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I am looking for advice whether or not to use a toilet flange that fits inside of the stack instead of over. Reason I would like to do this is that it would prevent me on having to break up the concrete around the stack.

Are there issues with clogs or any other issues that could arise by using this type of flange???

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Old 07-08-2013, 11:41 AM   #2
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Not advised on 3" pipe- tends to clog. It's OK for 4" though

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Thanks for the reply!!
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Not advised on 3" pipe- tends to clog. It's OK for 4" though

for what its worth .... the diameter of the plumbing leaving the toilet in most cases is 3 inches ,,,,,, so a 3 inch flange shouldn't mater ......

Just using the "progressive" flushing method ....... after going #2 flush the toilet BEFORE using the Charmin ...... After using the Charmin ... flush again .......
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for what its worth .... the diameter of the plumbing leaving the toilet in most cases is 3 inches ,,,,,, so a 3 inch flange shouldn't mater ......

Just using the "progressive" flushing method ....... after going #2 flush the toilet BEFORE using the Charmin ...... After using the Charmin ... flush again .......
If you want to get technical about- 3" is the smallest diameter pipe allowed for a toilet waste line
Since a 3" male flange goes inside a 3" pipe- it is therefore an illegal fitting....but the inspector will never know right?
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Another vote against 3" inside flanges---I have had issues with some toilet horns hitting the flange ---causing you to cut out the flange--chip the concrete and use an outside flange.

I won't touch them----outside only on my jobs.
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Maybe a picture, their maybe another way to fix your problem. I have never tried those repair flanges simply because they seemed expensive to me

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