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Old 04-28-2014, 08:01 PM   #1
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I have gutted my basement bathroom and am in the process of re-doing the whole thing. I removed the old tile floor and instead of replacing it, I decided to acid etch, stain, and seal the concrete. Now I noticed that the flange is 5/8 of an inch above the new floor level. I am planning on using a Sani-Seal wax free toilet ring if that makes any difference.

Is 5/8 in above too high?

Should I cut tile to fit just under the toilet and caulk it in?

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Lower the flange. Chip out the concrete if required. What material and size is the pipe?

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Zefrig, I would. Placing the toilet on the unsupported flange is asking for trouble. A bonus to this approach is you get a slightly elevated toilet; when your my age the higher it is the better
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Lower the flange. Chip out the concrete if required. What material and size is the pipe?
I think the pipe is old and rusty....the house was made in the mid 70's and I think it is original. I have scraped the flange clean.

I would like to avoid removing any concrete if possible. I don't think I am up to the task.

Do you not think the tile is a good idea?
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Nothing wrong with setting a toilet on tile. In your case it's the visual looks that might not work. But if you're happy with it- thats what counts
Your flange is too high right now so you either lower it or shim with a tile floor
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