Best way to temporally mount toilet for usability

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Question Best way to temporally mount toilet for usability

I'm too broke at the moment to buy the tile for my bathroom but I would like to get a functioning toilet in there for the meantime.

Can I just put the flange on without gluing it, shim the toilet to the approximate height of the future tile and install the toilet??

What would you pros recommend?
 
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Typically the hold down bolts are attached to the flange so at the very least the flange needs to be fastened to the subfloor. Personally.... I would stick to a wax ring. There may be a little bit of wax to clean up when the toilet is picked up but they do seal better.
 
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Not a pro but they have wax-less seals that should avoid the mess of installing and removing a wax seal. Otherwise for temporary use I see no problem. Remember, not a pro.

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Typically the hold down bolts are attached to the flange so at the very least the flange needs to be fastened to the subfloor. Personally.... I would stick to a wax ring. There may be a little bit of wax to clean up when the toilet is picked up but they do seal better.
 
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Thanks, guys. I'll give it a shot tomorrow.

For future reference, should the flange sit right on the finished tile or slightly above it? When googling I got mixed answers.
 
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It is never a problem if it is at or slightly below finish floor. If you're not gluing it, you might get a little sewer water leakage.
 
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XSleeper, what about sitting the flange directly on the slab and then tiling around the flange?
 
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It may leak where the flange connects to the pipe if it isnt glued, but we don't know what kind of pipe you have. I assume it's pvc since you mentioned glue.
 
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Sorry, I should have mentioned that. Yes, it is PVC
 
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I don't know why you wouldn't glue the flange since you should know what your final height should be. Then put a shim down (piece of plywood) equal to your tile thickness, and use a wax ring. They are like $2.
 
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I just thought it would be more foolproof laying the tile then gluing the flange flush to the tile.

But now that you mention it, I can glue it flush to the plywood shim of the same thickness huh

I don't have the tile picked out yet. What is the most common tile thickness?
 
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You could put it on 3/4" ply and use a push-in flange. Should be easy to redo when you go to tile it.

https://www.amazon.com/CLOSET-FLANGE.../dp/B000ZOK6X2
 
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Interesting! I didn't know these even existed.
 
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