toilet flange not level


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Old 10-15-09, 01:47 PM
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toilet flange not level

If the pvc flange was installed not level 25 years ago, what are my options?
1-I can have a tilted toilet which is quite noticable.
2-I can use shims + caulk around which held for last 5 years but I had to remove the toilet to retile the floor.
3- ?

I ask because I wonder if there is another realistic option.
I always thought the floor was off but the 'level' tells the flange is the culprit.
My neighbor said toilet shims are made for a purpose and don't be worried about breaking the toilet or leaking.
We were very careful not to over tighten anything.
It held before but is this something a plumber would do?
There is no room to work beneath the flange unless you tear off a closet ceiling.
I am not opposed to working on it some more but am undecided.
It looks and works fine just like before but wondered if shimming is the right way to go.
Thanx for your time.
 
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Old 10-15-09, 02:40 PM
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As long as the flange is not too crooked using shims to get the toilet level is the way to go; done all the time. Beer 4U2
 
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Old 10-15-09, 02:42 PM
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As long as the floor is level, the toilet will sit level. You concern about the flange is easily overcome by using a #3 or #10 wax ring when you set the toilet after the floor is installed. The wax ring will provide the seal between the flange and the bottom of the toilet, and compensate for the flange not being level.
 
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Old 10-15-09, 03:29 PM
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uneven flange

Thanx guys
The flange is not that far off -just enough to notice when the toilet is on. With shims it's ok.
Good to know there is a bigger wax ring.
I used a regular wax ring with a cone and have sealed the base of the toilet with caulk.
I feel better knowing it is not unusual.
Thanx again.
 
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Old 10-15-09, 03:49 PM
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Wax rings -- as long as you are using "no-seep" -- has the rubber cone in it -- taller ones (#3 or #10) are out there and will work fine. I've even had to stack them on top of each other to make up for variances. (A "no-seep" on the bottom an then a plain ring on top of that.)
 
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Old 10-16-09, 05:43 AM
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flange

No leaks yet
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