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Old 02-24-2012, 01:22 AM   #1
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Hello guys,

This is a another part of my bathroom remodeling project. I am working on installing new Closet Flange before I will level the slab with SLC and put 3/8 12x12 Ceramic Tiles.

The old Flange was all rusty and yacky. I decided to go back with Cast Iron Flange because toilet drain pipe is Cast Iron also. It is sticking out of Concrete Slab by approx 1 3/8".

I chopped concrete with chisel around the pipe, so now new Flange sits lower and 1 1/2" above slab and I calculated that it would be the height of Finished Surface after I put tiles.

Now the question is, will toilet fit on this Flange without any problems since pipe is almost even with the Flange?

Thank you in advance!

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Old 02-24-2012, 07:18 AM   #2
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The flange top should be flush to 1/4" above the finished floor level.

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Old 02-24-2012, 08:05 AM   #3
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When the toilet is set down for a test fit, it should be resting solidly on the floor and not touching the flange. The wax ring fills the gap between toilet and flange.
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yes some cast iron flanges had a lead pipe or 90 that would fold on top of toilet flange
i would recommend using a wax ring with a rubber horn but not reinforced ring this can help with paper and solids from snagging on pipe edge

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Thanks guys for all of your replies!

This is what I am talking about.

As you may see pipe inside Flange is almost even. Maybe 1/8" lower.


Will I be able to fit the Toilet over this setup? Perhaps with "wax ring with a rubber horn"?
Or if I will set the Flange 1/4" higher so it will sit on top of finished surface?

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Buy the bowl wax you want to use and see if it sits down on the flange - seeing is believing
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Which way are the slots oriented in relation to the walls?
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Which way are the slots oriented in relation to the walls?
The holding bolts on old Flange didn't go through the slots, but instead through cut-outs on the side of the Flange. I was planning to do the same (thats why its oriented this way), but then, after talking to few ppl, I realized slots would be most proper idea.
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Either way will work m,but sliding them in from the sides will be a little tough if you tile up to the flange is all

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