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Old 12-29-2010, 12:13 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Working on my in-laws half bath. They had linoleum and I am putting down tile. The rough in for the toilet is set in the slab on grade concrete. When I pulled up the toilet, the flange was not secured to the floor and there was a good 1/4" or 3/8" above the finish floor. So the toilet was sitting on the pvc pipe. I donít think they had any leaks. The house is about 25 y/o, only owner. I assume the flange was set for tile as an upgrade but chose linoleum?

When I was dry fitting the tile I was hoping to get the tile under the flange. However when I set the tiles I could not get the tile under the flange. So now the flange is slightly higher than the finish floor at the top of the rim of the pipe (I forgot to get a new pic last night or should I say early this morning!).

Question. How should I secure the flange? Should/can I fill the void between the concrete floor with grout, concrete, small pieces of plastic shims? Or should I just screw the flange into the concrete and let the pipe be slightly higher than the flange?

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Thank you!!!

Ben

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I'd likely try to secure the flange with plastic concrete anchors and brass screws, but as far as height goes, you're all good.

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What if, in securing the flange to the floor it moves lower so that the flange is no longer flush with the top of the pipe? Is that a problem or no?

OR should I secure it a certain point where the screws wont push the flange lower and stays at the top of the pipe

Thank you for your help!
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:02 PM   #4
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Yes to the second part, although being slab on grade concrete, you'd probably break the flange before you could move it.
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