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cibula11 03-29-2010 09:18 AM

Setting a Toilet
 
After tiling our flange sits about 3/4" below the finished surface. Last time we replaced the toilet we used 2 wax rings. This time I figured on using a flange extender. Is there one method better than the other?

Right now it appears that the wax ring is barely touching the flange....so I definitely need to compensate for another 1/4"-1/2".

Snav 03-29-2010 09:26 AM

Flange extenders (or closet rings) are made for this purpose. They're plastic and durable and will NOT have to be replaced if ever in the future you remove your toilet. . . .you attach it through the existing holes in your flange to the floor with a few screws and never have to worry about it again.

This will, also, ensure a proper fit between your toilet and the pipe - you definitely don't want to smell defeat on this one :D

cibula11 03-29-2010 09:31 AM

Can I use 2 of them if needed. I already have a larger wax ring, so I'm hoping with the extender I'll be good, but I'm not sure.

I'm assuming that I use silicone between the current flange and the extender?

Snav 03-29-2010 09:42 AM

Yes, you caulk to give the extender a water and gas-tight seal. (sorry, I failed to mention that) if it's not a self-sealing flange. Self-sealing flanges save some time since you don't have to caulk them, but my store never carries them.

Flanges comes in several thicknesses: 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" - so one should be all you need if it's the right height.
However, my supply store only carries then in 1/4" thickness for some annoying reason - in that case - you would need two or three. They can be stacked like this without problems - just be certain to caulk each layer.

cibula11 03-29-2010 09:46 AM

Thanks,
Home Depot only carries the 1/4" extenders. I'll try some other places first. One might be enough.


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