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Old 01-15-2017, 05:25 PM   #1
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i recently got a basement bathroom done by a contractor. The contractor did not install a toilet flange. Simple used the existing toilet abs pipe (3 or 4"), trimmed it level to the tile and put a wax ring on it and then the toilet on it.

he then caulked around the toilet to secure it. I think the toilet flange is missing. should i call him back to put it in?

is that right?

i think so... :s
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Uh.... Yeh
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No, not right.

He just took a shortcut and not right by any standards.
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yeah - i figured... he asked for a review posted on homestars.. (website that rates contractors)...

i emailed him and asked him to come in.... lets see if he responds and how..

otherwise, i will have to fix it myself.
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Surprising that the inspector missed that on the rough inspection.
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Surprising that the inspector missed that on the rough inspection.
Gosh.... 6-18.... Ya think that was inspected... and even if it were...??????

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Did that professional plumbing contractor / handy man pull a plumbing permit?

Did he vent your new bath room? The flange is such a basic item this makes one wonder about the quality of the entire job.
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Better get that fixed before Aunt Martha gets there and hurts herself.
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Hi all

i recently got a basement bathroom done by a contractor. The contractor did not install a toilet flange. Simple used the existing toilet abs pipe (3 or 4"), trimmed it level to the tile and put a wax ring on it and then the toilet on it.

he then caulked around the toilet to secure it. I think the toilet flange is missing. should i call him back to put it in?

is that right?

i think so... :s
I think we need a picture of this. Are you saying he didn't bolt it down at all? Like to see what he did with the rest of the bathroom if he cut a corner to save $4 on a flange.

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hey all

he is coming in this weekend to put one in.

The basement bathroom does have an exhaust fan. There was bathroom plumbing in place my the builder of my home - my contractor had to rerun it.

To be honest - i think he forgot and didnt expect to get called on it.

It sucks that i have to deal with this... but alas - he said he would come in and fix it.

otherwise - if he doesnt - i will be back asking how i can do it (with pictures)
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he is coming in this weekend to put one in.

The basement bathroom does have an exhaust fan. There was bathroom plumbing in place my the builder of my home - my contractor had to rerun it.

To be honest - i think he forgot and didnt expect to get called on it.

It sucks that i have to deal with this... but alas - he said he would come in and fix it.

otherwise - if he doesnt - i will be back asking how i can do it (with pictures)

That is not something that a plumber would just "forget"
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i would liken him to a general contractor... not plumber
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This sounds like no permits were pulled and no inspections were done. If that is the case you should talk to your local code office and see how to proceed. We now live in a world where computers remember everything and if no permit that will be picked up at some point in the future. The contractor/plumber will be gone and you will face the wrath of the code office. I have seen where entire projects were required to be removed plus fees and penalties.

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