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Old 02-23-2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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Im installing new tileing on my bathroom floor and I will be adding a new subfloor under the tile. Needless to say the floor will be higher than it used to be, is there a special wax ring that I need?, and if so can someone post a link to it. Thanks

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You will need a spacer ring to bring the flange up to a 1/4 inch above the finished floor or less just don't be to high or the toilet will sit funny too high!
you can also double up wax rings so you will just squeeze out the extra .
you can buy a flanged ring and insert it into a regular wax ring this will fill a void in floor differences. good luck


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The correct way is to use a closet flang extension's kit. It comes with long toilet bolts 2or3 risers. Just make sure to use silcone in between each flang extension
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Use a Closet Flange extender. Available at Lowes and Home Depot. They are available in different thickness (or can be stacked) to obtain the height you need. Just make sure to secure them through the original flange, to the floor. I use silicone between the extender and original flange. While doubling up on wax seals is sometimes done, you can also cause problems if the seal slides while installing the bowl. This can result in blockage of the drain.
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You will need a spacer ring to bring the flange up to a 1/4 inch above the finished floor or less just don't be to high or the toilet will sit funny too high!
you can also double up wax rings so you will just squeeze out the extra .
you can buy a flanged ring and insert it into a regular wax ring this will fill a void in floor differences. good luck

NEVER DOUBLE STACK WAX RINGS. Take the time to raise the flange and if you are intimidated get a Licensed plumber. When those rings start leaking into the crawl space or on top of finished drywall you will thank me. They also have different size of wax rings.

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