Toilet Flange Question

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Old 09-10-02, 09:55 PM
LewMac
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Toilet Flange Question

I have just finished installing a ceramic tile floor in our guest bathroom, and in doing so I set the tile around the flange rather than underneath it. Now the flange is roughly flush with the new tile floor. Do I need to install a flange extension to the existing flange, or will it work as it is? I have removed, replaced and repaired a number of toilets(including the wax ring) in the past, but the flanges have always been slightly raised over the existing floor surface. Any thoughts?

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Old 09-11-02, 12:32 AM
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A toilet flange should sit on top of the finished floor level with only the thickness of the flange above it in order for a regular wax seal to work properly.
A single wax ring will not seal, as-is.
You will need to raise the flange, or use an extender, or double the wax seal rings.
Good luck!
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