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Old 04-06-2010, 04:52 PM   #1
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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?


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Old 04-06-2010, 04:59 PM   #2
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Toilet flange question.

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


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Old 04-06-2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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Toilet flange question.

Install at finished heigth, shim toilet to match
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Old 04-06-2010, 09:16 PM   #4
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Toilet flange question.

Originally Posted by plumberinlaw View Post
... 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.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:30 AM   #5
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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.
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