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Old 10-20-2011, 01:59 PM   #16
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It's crawl space...but accessible...not the most comfortable place to be, but accessible.

The pipe diameter is 4 inches...and I'm thinking your way...better to get it off now, than later...should something happen. I like the idea of screwing the flange to the subfloor. Plumbers and HVAC guys have been under there...me too for that matter...when I first started the project...to take pictures...wasn't too bad...but, not a place where you can sit up and work...at least not at my size...lol...
I like Mike's idea. Pull the existing riser out and install a new PVC pipe, keep it a few inches taller than your proposed finish height, when you're done you can cut it to the proper height, glue on a PVC flange and be golden.

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Old 10-20-2011, 07:22 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the help...

Here's what I think I'm going to do...remove the old cast iron flange...install the Advantech subfloor. Temporarily install an Oatey 43539 with Oatey spacers...estimating the correct height. Now, put down backer board, and tile floor. If the Oatey flange and spacers are the correct height, I will orient them, then screw them to the Advantech subfloor, and then tighten down the replacement flange using the allen screws to expand the rubber seal...add a wax gasket with horn and bolt down my toilet.

My reasoning for this is that should I have a flange failure (closet bolt pullout or whatever), I would simply remove the toilet...unscrew the flange and easily replace it , since it attaches by compressing a rubber seal using allen bolts. This seems like the best solution from the suggestions.

I also don't think I want to install a new pipe that will require that glue on the replacement flange and then screw through my tile in order to attach the flange to the subfloor. But, that's me.

I'm glad that I found this forum...your suggestions were very helpful. Changed the way that I'm doing the installation. Thanks a lot for everything. I'll post some pictures as the project progresses, so that you can see how it works...well, I hope...lol.

Thanks again everyone.

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Old 10-20-2011, 10:30 PM   #18
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do yourself a big favor get rid of as much old cast iron as possible you won't regret it and it will make your new install ..BETTER..
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Thanks Ben. Oh'Mike suggested the same.

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