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Old 02-02-2013, 07:24 AM   #16
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Exactly what I was thinking.
I've seen many an old toilet done like that. Most never had a flange just dowel bolts holding it down.
Of course most of them also had leaked and rotted out the floor.
yes sir, me too. i've seen a lot with no flange. just a makeshift one made out of a piece of lead.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:29 AM   #17
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oh, and let sit for 24 hours,
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oh, and let sit for 24 hours.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:32 AM   #19
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You said your stepping in a puddle. I would take the ceiling out and cut the cast iron pipe. If you are not comfortable working off a ladder and cutting overhead then just hire someone. But, be careful.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:28 PM   #20
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Yeah, and in the old days, tile was laid in a wet set over green cement that was about 1.5 to 2 inches thick over lath wire, over roofing felt. But that was the old days. These are the new days of peel and stick crapo flooring from you know where. So I guess he should go below, cut out the ceiling, Install a new PVC closet bend attached to his pipe with a fernco, and anchor it to a solid, finished floor, dont you think? That old way of hit or miss with the adjustable wrench sounds like it was a bad idea back then and it still is.
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When you say "customer", I'm assuming you mean you are being paid to do this work. If you are charging somebody for work you don't know how to do, I'd call you a crook. Since this is a DIY site, asking advice on how to do work you are underqualified to do, not ticketed to do, and not doing for yourself in your own home, I say, "Get lost!!"
Plumber666 its a good thing your not in Miami you'd spend the whole day throwing people out your house
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Mr 666 is doing something else, check the date
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Mr 666 is doing something else, check the date
Dam it who keeps bringing these old threads back from the dead, its like talking to yourself.
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Damn it who keeps bringing these old threads back from the dead, its like talking to yourself.
Google, Bing, or Yahoo.

I say there is nothing wrong with a plastic (white sheet Plexiglas) cutout of the outline of the toilet bottom to act as a large all around shim, although this may take some time to construct.

A well formed bead of mortar as a large all around shim works well except you can have a chicken and egg problem. The bead needs to fit the toilet accurately (or you need to add additional thin shims plus caulk to fine tune it) before you make the final installation with the wax ring. Whereas the best way to form the shim is to use the toilet itself, but then it is difficult to lift off the toilet for final assembly with the wax ring. I am guessing that the bead should be at least 2 inches wide so if it cracks into little pieces the pieces won't slide around so much that the toilet becomes undermined and loose.

It is of utmost importance that the toilet not rock or wobble during a test fit without the wax ring. Any movement of the toilet after the wax ring is in place will cause immediate failure of the wax ring.

It is of utmost importance that the toilet not touch let alone put weight onto the flange. This can cause the toilet to crack.

Oh, by the way, a DIY site is an excellent way to save face if you run into complications after starting a job (and have time to await a reply). Like lifting off the toilet and only after that finding that the flange is too high. By saving face I do not mean 100% of the time saying, "I'm not qualified so I'll get someone else in to finish or help out."
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