new toilet flange suggestion

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Old 08-05-05, 03:24 AM
Eddiebx
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new toilet flange suggestion

I am going to be installing a new flange and piping to the main stack, and was wondering would there be any advantage to using a 4"x3" 90deg reducing bend so that i can use a 4" flange?

i was thinking about doing everything in 3" because the connection at the main stack is a 3". so it would basically be a 3" flange, with a 3" 90deg elbow, and a 3" pipe to the main stack. but I was wondering if that will create a restriction. theoreticallly it should because the toilet outlet is only 2". though i have no experience in plumbing so I have not a clue

lastly would you suggest I stick with a good ol' wax ring gasket, or get one of those fernco rubber sealing adaptor/gasket thing.

thanks!
 
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Old 08-05-05, 07:03 AM
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Personal opinion: I would use a 3" flange and fittings. I would also use the old style wax seal. Some members here have had problems with the rubber seals. May have just been the way they installed them. Good luck.
 
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Old 08-05-05, 12:46 PM
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great to hear, yeah i was leaning towards teh wax ring myself as well, i mean its been around forever, only downside is messy clean up when you wanna swap toilets, but i dont exactly change them everyday

thanks again!
 
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