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Old 02-08-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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removed the toilet to put new wax. There was seepage from old one. Noticed the "collar" to which the 2 brasss bolts hook onto is flush with concrete slab. Isnt this too low? The room had thin vinyl tile. Hoping to put nicer ceramic, but that would make the top of the collar too low(?)

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That's why they sell spacers and double thickness wax rings.

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removed the toilet to put new wax.
Noticed the "collar" to which the 2 brass bolts hook onto
is flush with concrete slab. Isn't this too low?
Yep. What are you prepared to do to fix it?
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Install double wax ring OR I believe you can buy a flange adapter at any plumbing store, i.e., HD/Lowes etc., to raise it to the new floor level.
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Install double wax ring OR I believe you can buy a flange adapter at any plumbing store, i.e., HD/Lowes etc., to raise it to the new floor level.
Flange adapter? Cool! Now this was a post that was very useful, tech. (I knew about thick wax but wanted to address the base collar instead).
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with a tile floor, it will be waaaaay too low. Hate to slather a tub of wax just to fill it in. Does this adapter/riser bolt on? PVC cement on? Clamp?

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be careful if you use a flange adapter (the type that slides into pipe with rubber seal) for a three inch pipe and it sits on top of tile some toilet horns are bigger and it will sit on flange and toilet will rock
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A jumbo wax ring is a safe way to get a good seal---however ,if you want to raise the flange---use one that overlays the old one and screw in----as you were warned in the post above---the 3" push in ones are a problem===

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