Basement Toilet

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Old 02-07-05, 04:00 PM
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Basement Toilet

I have a toilet I'm installing in my basement. I'm
trying to figure out exactly how to mount it.

I have 2 different flanges I can use. One fits
inside, the other outside. I figure I would
have to break up the concrete to use the one
that fits outside. If I use the one that fits
inside, I'm trying to figure out how to mount it.

I'll be putting tile on the concrete floor.
The flage that fits inside, has a ring on the
bottom, so that the bottom of the flange
is not even, as it is in the other flange.

Do I mount the flange to the concrete?
Or install the tile and mount through there?
Do I still have to break up some concrete?
Are there any illustration that can guide me?
Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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Old 02-07-05, 07:49 PM
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A toilet flange should be installed on the finished tile floor level with only the thickness of the flange above finished floor level in order for the wax ring to seal properly.
To secure it to the concrete, tap a starter point on the tile with an awl or other sharp point to keep the masonry drill bit from walking, and drill pilot holes. Use Tapcon screws to secure it to the concrete.
Good Luck!
Mike
 
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