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Old 03-10-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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Due to the depth and location of the waste pipe in my basement floor, the toilet I am installing in my powder room is approximately 1" too high (above the floor line). Is there a proper way to fix this? I assume the toilet will not be able to sit on as is. Thanks.

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If the top of closet flange is at 1" above the fish floor. Add 3/4" under the base of toilet with something to raise it.

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Oatey makes white plastic trim plates that are designed to sit underneath a toilet and help cover a multitude of sins in the floor's cosmetics. Perhaps two of those plates glued together will give the toilet the 3/4" lift off of the floor that Ron the Plumber advised. Maybe it's only my personal preference here but I would not use a wood-based product underneath it, especially in a basement where a small flood is always a possibility. Wood may rot from the dampness and smell badly or get moldy.
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Is shortening the pipe not an option?
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Not unless you know how to shorten a PVC connection and stay within code. BTW, everything is already glued in, with the exception of the flange.

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Sounds like it is time to build up the floor to the correct level. It would be a good excuse to have to put radient electric into the bathroom in the thinset. Would probably make the feet happier than standing on cold concrete.

Is there any chance you can shorten the hub and closet flange? Or will the inspector be checking closely?

I set my closet flange over the weekend, on my basement bathroom concrete floor, it stood proud when it was dry fitted, but with the solvent and a little force it seated down inside the pipe.

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I'm not going through all that work. I am selling the house, so I just want to get it in and done. I'll most likely just raise the toilet.
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Due to the depth and location of the waste pipe in my basement floor, the toilet I am installing in my powder room is approximately 1" too high (above the floor line). Is there a proper way to fix this? I assume the toilet will not be able to sit on as is. Thanks.
your best bet is to make a platform 1 inch high or the touh job cut the pipe and refit the flange

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