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Old 12-21-2008, 08:56 AM   #1
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I'm installing the subfloor on our bathroom. When I leveled it, the floor became to high to use the existing toilet hook up. Is there away to remove the existing plastic ring that screws to the toilet(sorry I don't know the term) so I can put down the subfloor? I don't want to cut out to much because the position of the toilet is correct.

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That "ring" is called a Closet Flange. It is glued to the pipe and is not easily removable, unless you go under the floor and cut the pipe off. Go to a Home Center and purchase an Extender Flange. They come in various thicknesses to bring the top up to the level of the flooring. Make sure you screw it down to the floor using the holes in the flange. They should match up with the current holes in the existing flange.

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So I should just cut the subfloor to go around the closet flange then install the extender when I install the toilet?
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Yes. You can install it before you install the wood also. You can use it for a template to make the cuts more precise.
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And in order for your wax ring to seal properly, the flange should be secured on top of the finished floor level with only the thickness of the flange above the finished floor level.
Bolt the flange securely to the floor with the toilet bolt "end" spots at 9 and 3 o'clock.
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Yes, remember to purchase a larger wax ring for this purpose and don't use the cheapest ones as the height of the ring is what matters. The closet flange has extenders which you can purchase in Home Depot.

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