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Old 02-23-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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I am redoing my basement bathroom, it previously had vinyal flooring in place... I ripped that up and want to put tile in instead, which will raise the floor at least 1/4"... the current flange is littearly level (so that the top of it is at the same height) with the concrete.. what can I do to extend this to the correct height when the tile goes in? I assume this is PVC cemented in?

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Taller wax ring with a flange, and probably some longer bolts...thats what mine needed anyways.

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noticed the werid thing is that the current flange is now bolted down to the concrete, does this matter at all?
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noticed the werid thing is that the current flange is now bolted down to the concrete, does this matter at all?
There should be a wax ring...its either stuck in the hole, or to the bottom of the toilet if you took the toilet off already.
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There should be a wax ring...its either stuck in the hole, or to the bottom of the toilet if you took the toilet off already.
I already removed the wax and cleaned up where it was to see the shape of the flange, what I have left now is a white PVC flange that isn't bolted down just glued I think into the PVC pipe in the concrete
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I already removed the wax and cleaned up where it was to see the shape of the flange, what I have left now is a white PVC flange that isn't bolted down just glued I think into the PVC pipe in the concrete
Thats what the wax ring sits on I believe.
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Ideally you want the flange to be on top of the flooring. It should also be anchored to the floor. If not, theres a good chance that the toilet will rock and the wax will loose it's seal. To extend the ring, google "toilet flange extension"
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You can purchase toilet flange extensions at any of the big box stores. They are a couple of bucks and are about 1/4 to 3/8" thick. Just sit on top of current flange and screw into floor add a new wax ring and you are ready to go.

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