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Rags 08-03-2012 07:19 PM

Securing a toilet flange
I'm in the process of retiling my bathroom floor. Right now I'm in the process of laying the cement board. I took a level to the flange and it it 100% level, however the subfloor is not. The flange sits 3/16" above the subfloor on one side and 5/16" above the subfloor on the other. I'm able to squeeze a piece of cement board under the 5/16" side with delicate prying but not on the shorter side. What should I do? Do stores sell some sort of rubber gasket I can put under the flange? Should I use wooden or plastic shims the appropriate size for each side? I'm at a loss and REALLY need my bathroom back! Any help is greatly appreciated!

oh'mike 08-04-2012 07:24 PM

The toilet wax ring can and will make up for 1/8" out of level--so you could easily lift and attach that to the underlayment if you wish--- or shave the underlayment on the thin side and tuck it under the flange.

cleveman 08-04-2012 09:51 PM

The toilet flange is there to make the connection between the toilet and the waste line. This connection does not need to be level.

The toilet may or may not sit level on the floor.

If you want to level your floor, then you can use some self-leveling compound.

It is more important to me to have the floor immediately around the toilet FLAT. This is because I don't want to rock and roll on the toilet.

diyorpay 08-05-2012 11:55 AM

The bolts that stick up through the flange and through the toilet base get cut last and will be slightly different lengths. So what? Doesn't matter as others have stated.

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