Tiled bathroom, toilet now too high for wax ring


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Old 09-07-00, 08:57 AM
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I just tiled my bathroom, and now the closet flange is 1 & 1/8 inches below grade. I tried using an extended wax ring, but when I put the toilet down I couldnít feel it seat into the wax. I pulled the toilet up to see why and saw that the wax was barely making contact with the flange. Any suggestions that donít include pulling up tile?
 
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Old 09-07-00, 09:03 AM
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Try using a extender closet flange. They are about 1/2" thick and are made for this purpose. It fits right on top of your old closet flange and costs about $2 at a home store. The combination of a extender ring and wax gasket should solve your problem.
 
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How is the extender ring attached to the original ring?
 
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Old 09-07-00, 12:20 PM
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Had same problem, and simply doubled two wax rings with plastic sleeves. Works for me. Good Luck!
 
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Old 09-08-00, 12:35 PM
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Old guy is right. But in my experience, I bought two rings - one with a flange, and one without. I slapped the flange-less one on top and molded them together as one tall ring by hand. I've done about a dozen of them and never had it fail. I guess I can't see any reason not to use two flanged types together. Seems like the alignment would be improved this way. Nice.

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