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herbolaryo 07-17-2007 05:37 PM

Problem Installing Toto Aquia on Closet Flange on Floor
The clearance between the wall and the center of the toilet flange is 11 inches. The instruction on the Toto Aquia Manual says it should be 12 inches. Is there a way to move the toilet Flange 1 inch away from the wall:thumbup:

tzzzz216 07-18-2007 10:54 AM

You can remove the old flange and install an offset flange , that will bring it out 1 1/2"

herbolaryo 07-18-2007 04:32 PM

So that will mean it will be 12 1/2 inch from the wall.
I guess that would be OK.
Our dilemna is how to pull out the old flange.
I saw this flange buster...

However it is available in 4 inch diameter. Ours is 3 inch.
The toilet is in 2nd floor by the way.
Any suggestion of removing the flange without tearing the ceiling underneath or a big portion of the floor making it unstable.:help:

tzzzz216 07-18-2007 06:05 PM

What kind of material is it , pvc , cast iron ? also is it an inside flange meaning it goes into the riser.

herbolaryo 07-19-2007 03:09 PM

It is made from PVC. The old flange goes inside the pvc elbow.
Do offset flange come in models to fit the inside of pvc elbow? :yes:(I went to lowe's hardware and it is fits outside)

When I install the offset flange to the elbow, what will be the height difference from that of the old flange?:yes:

tzzzz216 07-20-2007 08:32 AM

It sounds like they installed a short stubby piece of pipe pipe in the 90/elbo in order for the flange to go into it if thats the case it wont work out for you ,the differance in the height should be the same but just in front of it you'll have cut out an area of sub floor or if it concrete chop some out just enough where the offset is.
Best thing to do is to take a picture of it and bring it to your local plumbing supply house and they'll be able to help you out .good luck :thumbup:

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