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  1. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi guys, I have a bathroom remodel in progress and have an unusual/challenging situation with my closet flange and a new porcelein tile floor I'm about to put in. First some quick background. There was a problem with the old toilet that caused significant leaking, forcing me to pull off the...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I have a damaged PVC Toilet Flange I am removing that is glued to outside of 3 inch diameter drain pipe. How do I remove the glued portion on the outside of the drain pipe with damaging the drain pipe?
  3. Plumbing
    I recently bought a townhouse built mid to late 1960's. Just moved in so have no real time in the place yet. Yesterday, I had a clogged toilet incident in the second floor bathroom. I have since manged to unclog the drain after many flushes and much lye drain cleaner. A plunger session finally...
  4. Plumbing
    Removed vinyl flooring, have tiled most of the bathroom. Removed toilet and the remainder of the old flooring. My plan was to remove flange, wax seal and replace. Got frustrated when everything I was reading is telling me to remove the screws or bolts securing the flange to the floor. Toilet...
  5. Plumbing
    I am replacing my existing toilet flange and the linoleum flooring in my bathroom. Unfortunately, the original hole in the 3/4 inch subfloor around the sewer pipe is too large. As a result, my new flange would only be screwed into, first the tile and then the hardie backer I laid over the...
  6. Plumbing
    I am doing a bathroom remodel at my house. I am moving the location of the toilet and after cutting the slab the handyman came up with the attached configuration, see photos, for the toilet drain abs pipes. He is using a 90 and 45 degrees right next to one another. Is that OK? If not can I...
  7. Plumbing
    My toilet flange broke, and I bought a Super Ring repair ring to fix it (see picture attachment). I screwed it to the concrete floor using Tapcons, and then realized that I forgot to put a bead of silicone sealant in between the Super Ring and the existing broken flange like the manufacturer...
  8. Plumbing
    My tile setter had to elevate the tiles around the toilet hole in order to make up for some unevennesses. As a result, the toilet flange is approx. 3/8" below the surrounding tile. Can that be compensated for using extra wax ring or will it even be a problem at all?
  9. Plumbing
    I purchased a house built in 1953 and the upstairs toilet was leaking from the bottom of the bowl. I removed the toiled and discovered a 4" drain pipe with a lead "lip" end bent down around it. The pipe goes down at most 2" before it makes the angle. I'm curious how I should approach a repair /...
  10. Plumbing
    I recently bought a house and have been slowly trying to figure how to fix things on my own. I may be in over my head now. We are trying to replace the toilet in our bathroom and the old toilet flange was completely broken. I tried removing it but that may have been a horrible idea. Now I am...
  11. Plumbing
    I'm in the middle of a bathroom model. We tore out the old tile, sink, toilet, etc. We will eventually put down cement backerboard over the plywood subfloor, then new tile over that. The old toilet flange was resting on top of the old tile, screws through the tile and backerboard ... was...
  12. Plumbing
    Hello all, I am nearly finished with a bathroom renovation thank goodness, and the time has come to install the thrown. My question is about how to properly mount the toilet flange to the subfloor. The complication is due to our many layers that are as follows: 1. 3/4 plywood 2. 3/8 in plywood...
  13. Plumbing
    I'm in the process of retiling my bathroom floor. Right now I'm in the process of laying the cement board. I took a level to the flange and it it 100% level, however the subfloor is not. The flange sits 3/16" above the subfloor on one side and 5/16" above the subfloor on the other. I'm able...
  14. Plumbing
    I pulled off a toilet to replace it and the flange and about a 3" piece of the soil stack came with it. The flange appears to be in decent shape so I'm just trying to figure out how to rejoin the soil stack. I believe it is cast iron and it doesn't appear to be soldered anywhere or threaded, but...
  15. Plumbing
    While demolishing my bathroom for a remodel due to previous shower leak (shoddy work from previous owner), I removed my loose toilet to find the flange stuck to the bottom of the toilet with what was left of the wax ring. I have never done this type of work and am at a loss. I have 4...
  16. Plumbing
    Hi all, Working on my in-laws half bath. They had linoleum and I am putting down tile. The rough in for the toilet is set in the slab on grade concrete. When I pulled up the toilet, the flange was not secured to the floor and there was a good 1/4" or 3/8" above the finish floor. So the...
  17. Plumbing
    Hi I have a question about toilet flange. During bathroom rough in, should I leave space between toilet flange and subfloor for tiles and thinset in the future? I am afraid if I weld the flange to the closet elbow now, I won't be able to install tiles in the future. That would be a stupid...
  18. Plumbing
    Good Day - I'm replacing my toilet in my basement bathroom. When I removed it, the flange is rusted and unusable. Another thing is the flooring is damaged around it and cannot be used to anchor the the toilet (see depth of screw driver in hole). I removed the rusted areas of the flange, these...
  19. Plumbing
    Toilet Flange Questions (w/ pictures) OK... took out old toilet a few weeks ago as part of bathroom remodel, now in the final stretches of putting back together :thumbup:. We did not replace the flooring, and we are on the bottom floor of a condo building (so no access underneath, piping...
  20. Plumbing
    Thanks so much for the advice on this forum; it has gotten me 95% of the way through this bathroom remodel! I replaced the waste pipes and flange and then installed a new subfloor, backboard, and laid and grouted the ceramic tile. My problem is that the flange sits about a half inch above the...
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