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Old 09-24-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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Hi

Will make this as short as possible

I went and bought a new Toilet Flange a few weeks ago at Lowe's(I used a String to measure the Outside diameter of the old toilet flange)

It worked and the guy was very helpful and got a chuckle too but helped me find the flange I needed

He said I had a flange that mounts over the 3" pipe

I went and Bought a 3" coupler and 3 feet of 3" pipe today

Get home and find this

I'm so confused

3" Pipe

toilet Flange

Toilet Flange showing the size

Both together


What do I need to buy???

Hope I can get to the Hardware store before it closes

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You just bought a 3" male flange. No problem, just pick up a 3" ABS coupling and glue the flange into it, then glue the coupling on to the 3" soil pipe. Piece of cake.
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You just bought a 3" male flange. No problem, just pick up a 3" ABS coupling and glue the flange into it, then glue the coupling on to the 3" soil pipe. Piece of cake.

Will Any problems happen if I do it this way^^^Or should I try and get a 4" Flange or a 3" Female Flange

Just want to double check

Also If I don't Glue the Flange to the 3" pipe will it leak

See I still need to lay the tiles and have to lift the toilet back up
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A toilet flange should sit flush on top of the finished tile floor level and be bolted to to the floor, with only the thickness of the flange itself above floor level, for the wax ring to seal properly.
Level the toilet with a leveling tool across the bowl, if necessary, with beveled plastic shims made for the purpose.
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No, you'll be fine doing it like I said. You can't use a 4" flange at this point so you'll have to use the 3" flange you have. You could go back to the store and get a 3" female flange but why bother? What you have will work fine. Glue the coupling to the flange and to the pipe. You can set the flange on the rough (subfloor) floor and fit the tile around it or you can install the tile and cut it around the sewer pipe hole and install the closet flange last. If you do it with the latter method, you'll have to use a masonry bit to drill through the closet flange mount holes and the tile, then anchor the flange through the tile with long screws. It will work either way. Just be sure that you leave enough room at the sewer pipe hole for the ABS coupling to fit through and ensure that the finish flange height is at the top of the tile.
A final note: Sometimes a person will be using a thick tile base or lay down cement backer board over the subfloor for the tile base. If this is part of your plan, make sure you take the added thickness into account when installing the closet flange. You can install the tile right over the plywood subfloor or use a particle board product or cement backer board over the plywood subfloor. It just depends on your particular job requirements.
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