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Old 05-22-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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I have a new toilet that touches the back of the wall and will not connect properly with the closet flange. I want to put in an offset closet flange. The only problem is that the flange sticks out of the floor about 2-3 inches. I know I will probably have to bust up some concrete. Will I have to cut the waste line as well in order to get the flange in correctly? Also the center of the waste line is less then 12" from the wall.


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SLOW DOWN--- What is the pipe made of?

Exactly how far from center of pipe to the wall?

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It is made of PVC. it is 11 inches from the center of the pipe to the wall.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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Use the existing flange, Buy a toilet for 10.5" rough in
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E-plumber I would but I already have the new toilet and I don't think it can be returned.
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E-plumber I would but I already have the new toilet and I don't think it can be returned.
Weigh your options- bust up the floor, possibly move 90,etc.
Or sell an out-of-the-box toilet on craigs list
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E-plumber I would but I already have the new toilet and I don't think it can be returned.
check to see if the commode you purchased comes in 10"rough in ...if it does sometimes they only use a smaller tank????? just my 2 cents..ben....what make did you buy..
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If you want to keep that toilet--you will need to see what the 'throw' is with an off set flange--

If it is acceptable--start chiseling out the concrete around the pipe-
Cut the pipe and prime and solvent the new flange in place--repair the concrete and screw the flange to the floor--

Time consuming work,but fairly simple--an inside cutting tool for your drill might help to cit the pipe--
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buy a 10 inch rough in toilet. big box stores usually carry one toilet that is or better choice get one from plumbing store
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check to see if the commode you purchased comes in 10"rough in ...if it does sometimes they only use a smaller tank????? just my 2 cents..ben....what make did you buy..
It's an american standard saver cadet 3 with 1.28 gal a flush.
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I have never had much success with those offset flanges.....call after call for stopped up commodes......solution...remove offset flange ....problem solved...Iam just saying....
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buy a 10 inch rough in toilet. big box stores usually carry one toilet that is or better choice get one from plumbing store
I already bought the toilet and It was used for about a month before it started leaking. So It will be difficult to try and return it I think and I'll lose money on if I buy another toilet.
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sorry a little slow on post i see that it was already suggested. can you access from pipe from below and can you take a pic from above and maybe below if accessible
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sorry a little slow on post i see that it was already suggested. can you access from pipe from below and can you take a pic from above and maybe below if accessible
It is coming out of a concrete slab. I can take a pic.
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man not fun. an offset is out unless you want to remove concrete. i am sorry to say you might just have to buy a 10" rough toilet.

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