How to Install a Toilet Flange Extender

What You'll Need
Flange extender
PLumber's putty

A toilet flange extender can help stop a troublesome leak in a toilet. Installing the flange extender isn’t hard, but removing the toilet can be a challenge. Here is what you need to know when you install a flange extender.

Step 1 - Close Water Supply

First, turn off the main water supply to your home. Flush the toilet to clear out the tank and the bowl. Even with this, water may remain in the lines. Have several towels on hand to catch any water that leaks.

Step 2 - Remove the Toilet

Use a wrench and a screwdriver to pull the toilet from the base. You will also need to the pop the seal that is on the toilet at the floor by wiggling the toilet back and forth. Lift the toilet off the flange. Clean any dirt or grime around the flange in order to form a strong bond with the adhesive.

Step 3 - Install the Extender

Use a plumber's putty around the flange and set the extender in place. Give the putty time to dry. Once dry, you can put the toilet back in place, reattach all the connections, and turn the water back on.