measurments in bath

Old 06-15-03, 07:55 AM
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Do I need to remove the toilet when measuring the bathroom as we will pull up the carpet and lay down tile in a month or so.
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Hello, No You don't have to remove the toilet to measure the bathroom. Length times width plus ten percent for waste. I would suggest you remove the toilet when you lay the tile. Tile to the flange. Good luck Woodbutcher
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thank you
Old 06-15-03, 01:34 PM
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The toilet flange should be raised to set on top of the new finished tile level with the thickness of the flange above the finished floor for the wax rting to seal properly under the toilet. Drill anchor holes for the flange floor screws through the tile with a masonry bit. Use an awl to mark the spot so that the drill won't walk.
If your bath is over a basement or crawlspace, it shouldn't be too difficult to raise the flange.
If it's on the second floor or on a slab, you can get a flange extension to make up the difference in the finished floor level.
Good Luck!

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