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Old 08-27-2015, 08:14 PM   #1
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Raise toilet flange?


Hello,

I'm putting in a tile floor in this bathroom and new tile will be above 1" about existing floor.
However when I went to take a look at current setup it looks like the flange has been broken for some time now and seems like the 90 elbow goes directly to the flange.

Should I bother with trying to raising the flange? Maybe leave it a use double wax ring or just use extender which Im not sure I could even do considering its broken. Thanks in advance
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:21 PM   #2
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If you want to elevate the flange---you can buy flange extenders at any plumbing supply house.

They might be available at the Depot but I have never looked--they make the job simple.
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Hello again, looks like the flange will be about 1" below tile. I have read all kinds of suggestions from double wax ring to spacers to using the set-rite kit. I really dont see any way to raise easily from below because the closet flange goes directly into a 90. I would have to start way back at the wye tee and redo it all.

Wondering what has worked for others in past?
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your best bet and most simple way ....flange extenders....don't use double wax rings..that is not the proper way...get that flange to top of new tile..
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Thanks ben.

Any experience with the set-rite extender? Looks interesting also
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:03 PM   #7
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They have wax rings with a plastic, funnel type extender incorporated into the wax. It will help guide the waste, past the rings.
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I haven't used the set-rite, but it looks like it would reduce the opening too much. Anytime you reduce a flange's opening to less than a 3" nominal pipe opening your inviting problems.
Now, if you have a 4" flange, then I might try it- I'm always open to a better mouse trap
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@TheEplumber . I was thinking that too but here is their FAQ's. Thoughts?

Q – Is the extender smaller than my toilet’s waste line?

A – No…the inner diameter of the extender is 2-5/8″. Your toilet’s waste opening (on bottom of toilet itself), dependent on toilet manufacturer, is normally between 2″ to 2-1/2″.

Q – The flange extender inner diameter is ~2 5/8” vs. 3” for the existing flange opening. This is approximately a 15% reduction in cross-sectional area of the pipe. Will this contribute to clogs? What have been other’s experience who have used your product?

A – Actually the ID of the toilet outlet is usually anywhere from 2” to 2-1/2”. So there is no reduction in the flow from the toilet to the drain pipe, therefore it will not contribute to clogging of the sewer or toilet pipes. We have sold well over 15,000 of the extender kits without one single return or complaint. We have plumbers and plumbing inspectors that have installed them on their own homes. You don’t get a plumbing product code approved without it passing strict guidelines and we are the only extender in the US that has been code approved.
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