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Old 10-13-2010, 08:14 AM   #1
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someone installed tile over my toilet flange!

I purchased a new toilet yesterday, to match the new one in my remodeled bathroom. When I removed the old toilet, I found that whoever tiled the floor tiled over the flange partially, leaving the flange below floor level, making the wax gasket totally useless (aside from discoloration, the old wax gasket looked as though it had never been installed). My question is, how do you suggest I cut the tile out? It's ceramic glazed tile. I started in with the dremel, then thought it probably didn't have the power necessary. Suggestions, please!
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:23 AM   #2
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Can you not use a ring with a sleeve? It adds about 3-4" to the depth it will reach.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:27 PM   #3
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Trimming the tiles around the flange will not lower the toilet. The toilet is supposed sit on the tiles. The flange is just too low.

You can install spacer rings to the flange, each ring adds about 1/4". Or use two or a thicker wax ring. This kinda thing happens all the time when adding new tiles without starting from scratch.

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Some of the wax rings have a plastic extension sleeve which would work here.
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