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Old 11-10-2011, 06:27 AM   #1
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Hey guys. I just renovated my master bedroom and attached half bath. Im continuing the hardwood flooring into the bathroom. My question is, since the hardwood sits higher than the tile previously installed, im going to need a thicker wax ring, is this correct?

How will I go about finding out or measuring which ring i will need?

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Best to add a flange extender ring on top of the old flange in this situation---3/4" rise is a lot -- stacking up double rings could be done but is risky.

Sometimes the stack will shift as the toilet is installed--either blocking the drain a bit or leaking under your nice new wood floor.

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Does the flange now sit above or below the new floor? By how much?
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Im at work right now but I will measure it when I get in. I was at a plumbing warehouse a while back. I could have sworn they sold thicker wax rings?

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They make thick ones---but if you added 3/4" solid hardwood --in my opinion you will be safer adding a flange extender---
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My hardwood flooring sits 1/4" higher than the metal flange that is bolted to the subflooring. I did a google search for toilet flange extenders. It appears this is a plastic shim of sorts that will sit on top of my current flange? Can this be bought at a home depot or lowes? or will i need to go to a plumbers supply house?

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If your floor is only 1/4" above the top of the flange --forget what I said about the plastic extender---Just get a wax extender ring or a Jumbo wax ring and you will be fine---
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Great! Thanks Mike.

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