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Old 12-17-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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What is the distance from my finished wall to the toilet ring? I think I read somewhere in the past that it was 12" to the center of the ring?

Also do I install this ring on top of my 1/4" cement board? Cement board in for the future tile.

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If you mean "wax-ring", when you say toilet ring.
Don't install it on the sub-floor, the cement-board, tile!!!!
It goes against the "toilet-flange" on the plumbing and seals against the bottom of the toilet.
The more you raise the toilet; in relation to the floor -
the thicker wax-ring you're going to need!

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Yeah - the distance from the wall to the center (where the bolts on the floor-flange are)
is usually 12 inches -
Remember -
If you're building out the walls (cement-board, tile, etc...)
That will decrease the distance!!


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Center of flange- no less then 12" to face of finished wall
Top of flange should not be below finished floor level- my opinion
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Oops sorry meant toilet flange. Ok no less then 12" from center of flange to finish wall. If I install it on top of the cement board and then tile around it would it be flush with the tile? If you like it higher than the finish floor should I built it up another 1/4" or whatever the tile thickness is so it higher then the tile (finish floor)?
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Cement board - under-layment does not go over the the toilet flange on the floor!!!

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Oops sorry meant toilet flange. Ok no less then 12" from center of flange to finish wall. If I install it on top of the cement board and then tile around it would it be flush with the tile? If you like it higher than the finish floor should I built it up another 1/4" or whatever the tile thickness is so it higher then the tile (finish floor)?
Generally you want the flange slightly above the finished floor. Never below it.
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Ross yes I understand the cement board does not go over the flange thank you.
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Just trying to be; somewhat, clear!
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