toilet flange problem?


Old 12-18-08, 08:56 AM
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toilet flange problem?

I very recently installed ceramic tile in my bathroom. I was able to get the hardibacker under the toilet flange but didnt have enough room or play to get the tile under it. I had to tile right up to it so the flange is actually flush wth the tile.

What can I do when installing the toilet. I have heard that I can get a flange to slide into the existing flange or to double up wax rings or to get a larger wax ring. Which would be the best/safest way to do this?
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Old 12-18-08, 09:04 AM
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Just get an extended wax ring, you should be fine. Might not even need it, but it won't hurt.
Old 12-18-08, 07:50 PM
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I agree with Gunguy about the extra wax seal. If the top of the flange is not lower than the finished floor, usually a regular wax will work. If it is lower than the finished floor, a spacer ring should be installed before the wax ring.
You also do not want the flange more than a half inch above finished floor or there will be very little wax between for a seal or even a raised toilet, which is not good.

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