Problem Installing Toto Aquia on Closet Flange on Floor

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Old 07-17-07, 03:36 PM
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The clearance between the wall and the center of the toilet flange is 11 inches.

The instruction on the Toto Aquia Manual says it should be 12 inches.

Is there a way to move the toilet Flange 1 inch away from the wall?
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Old 07-19-07, 04:49 AM
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Your post is above this one. You can install an offset closet flange to increase the distance from the wall. Do you have access to the floor underneath the flange? You will have to be able to get to the piping and cut the hole a little larger to accept the new flange. Check with your local plumbing supply house to see what they have in stock to help change your offset.
 
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Our dilemna is how to pull out the old flange.
I saw this flange buster...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6713535006948517026&pr=goog-sl

However it is available in 4 inch diameter. Ours is 3 inch.
The toilet is in 2nd floor by the way.
It will be hard to remove the ceiling. Was thinking of doing the work on the floor.

The old flange goes inside the pvc elbow.
Do offset flange come in models to fit the inside of pvc elbow? (I went to lowe's hardware and it is fits outside)

When I install the offset flange to the elbow, what will be the height difference from that of the old flange?
 
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Old 07-19-07, 05:56 PM
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I have one that looks like a double inverted mushroom with cutters. It comes in 3 & 4" versions, and works similarly to that demonstrated on the video. Basically all you are doing is grinding away the flange and leaving the 3" pipe. I got mine at a local plumbing supply house. You will have to use an electric drill, as a battery powered one just won't have the torque. If you noticed on the video, the guy was using a hole hawg, which is a low rpm high torque drill.
 
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