Installing toilet on tile


Old 07-20-02, 04:51 PM
Janet and Dick
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Installing toilet on tile

We would like to know if caulking should be used around the sewer pipe opening (there is about 1/4" gap between it and the wood subflooring).
If we do, and the beeswax doesn't work properly, we will have water "trapped" on top of the tile because of the caulking around the toilet base.

Or should it be left open so the water will go down that 1/4" opening if the beeswax doesn't do the job it is supposed to do.
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Old 07-21-02, 02:13 AM
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if you are talking about the toilet flange then grout the space. If it is just a pipe then you shoulfd install a toilet flange.
Old 07-21-02, 08:11 AM
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A toilet flange should sit flush on top of the tile flooring, and be bolted to the floor.
The toilet should be leveled with beveled plastic shims made for the purpose, if necessary.
The toilet base should be bolted to the flange. The wax ring will then seal properly between the flange and the toilet base.
Use tub-and-tile caulk around the base of the toilet for looks.
You can do a serach in here for more info.
Good Luck!

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