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Old 06-04-2020, 01:45 PM   #1
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Toilet flange too high - concrete underground


Hey everyone. So I messed up my plumbing underground for my basement bathroom and my underground comes out too high for my toilet flange. (My slope is perfect I just miscalculated where to start it). It's all cemented and tiled now as you can see in the picture. What would you recommend I do? My wife will kill me if I buy one of those toilet risers (toilevator) but I'm not sure what else to do. Basically the soil pipe is level with my tile right now. Any help is really appreciated.
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Old 06-04-2020, 03:52 PM   #2
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Looks like the pipe has a bell on it.?

If so, pull it off and the drain itself will be at the right height for the flange.
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Old 06-04-2020, 05:20 PM   #3
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Hi Ron, thanks for your input. I was actually able to find the solution on youtube. I found a flange that fits inside of the verticle ABS pipe. They're designed for plumbing that's already cemented in.
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If it glues inside 3" ABS, it will restrict the flow. Sometimes, they wont allow the toilet to set flat on the floor, because of the restriction. The bell on the bottom of some toilets wont fit down into those "inside 3" flanges.
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If it glues inside 3" ABS, it will restrict the flow. Sometimes, they wont allow the toilet to set flat on the floor, because of the restriction. The bell on the bottom of some toilets wont fit down into those "inside 3" flanges.
A 4x3 is standard for ABS. Outside of a 3" pipe or inside a 4" pipe.

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