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speedster1 04-06-2010 03:52 PM

Toilet flange question.
 
I am about to finish running a toilet drain line on freshly installled subfloor. I'd like to eventually install tile but for right now I want to install the toilet directly on the subfloor for use until I'm ready to tile.

Problem is if I install the drain flange at the subfloor level I'll have a problem when it comes time to tile it. THe flange will be too low. If I install the flange at a higher height to compensate for the future tiling (~1/2") then my toilet won't fit for use right now.

How can I get around this?

just a guy 04-06-2010 03:59 PM

install flange on subfloor. when it comes time to tile they make spacers you can use to raise elevation. as long as your not putting in a 2-3" wet bed

plumberinlaw 04-06-2010 04:48 PM

Install at finished heigth, shim toilet to match

AllanJ 04-06-2010 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plumberinlaw (Post 424929)
... shim toilet to match

You could cut one large continuous "shim" as a ring of say 3/16" to 3/8" (as needed) plywood or hardboard for the toilet to sit on.

majakdragon 04-07-2010 10:30 AM

Flange extenders are available at Home Improvement stores. They are available in different thicknesss, starting at 1/4". Make sure you use a sealer between the spacers and the original flange, and screws to attach the spacers through to the floor. Click on the link below to see a picture of an extender. Note, the holes in the extender for securing to the floor.

http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/51...ng-117838.aspx


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