double ring it or not?

Old 06-23-04, 12:20 PM
karen yourcheck
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double ring it or not?

We have methane gas odors in the bathroom and I know it is coming from the toilet. I suggested to my brother in law to double wax ring the toilet and see if this might help. My reason for this suggestion is the flange seems to be slightly lower than the level of the floor but the floor is not sagging either.
What do you suggest?
Old 06-23-04, 02:02 PM
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To properly seal with a regular wax ring, the toilet flange should sit flush on top of the finished floor with only the thickness of the flange above finished floor level.
The flange should be firmly bolted or screwed to the floor, and the toilet leveled and bolted to the flange so that it cannot move or rock.
If the flange is below floor level, one of the alternatives is to double the wax rings, although it would better to raise the flange to its proper height, or install a flange extension.
Good luck!
Old 07-06-04, 07:26 AM
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I have a related question - I would like to tile the floor of my bathroom and run the tile under the toilet for the proper look.

I assume it is necessary to raise the flange under the toilet. Is raising the flange an easy task for a slightly experienced DIY'er, or is it something I need to have a plumber do?

The post above this one mentions a flange extension - is this a good answer, or is raising the flange the best idea?

Thanks in advance!

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