So, I had a plumber come over and take a look at my situation. Install the J-bolts and wax seal, and mount the toilet. The lip of the flange should cover the finished floor, but in your case, you stopped it at the outer edge. I'm nervous about the tall wax seal, to me its just asking for problems, but installing the flange on top of the tile is more involved. The sponginess in the floor will almost assuredly cause seepage at the toilet flange. My next step will be to cut my Hardie Backer Board.
Just to make room for the flooring to fit under the new flange. To seal the toilet bowl to the flange you need to pick one of the few available solutions. The following post will outline the reasons you should never install new flooring around an existing toilet. You and your assistant must carry it to the toilet flange and align it so the bolt holes in the base are directly over the bolts in the toilet flange. Step 1 - Seal the Drain Hole Before You Start Work Stuff a large wad of old towels or newspaper into the drain hole in the floor bordered by the toilet flange to keep sewer gas from rising into the room, as well as to prevent tools and fasteners from falling into the drain.
I also like the idea of having the floating vinyl go all the way up under the flange in hopes that, if someday the unfortunate event of the toilet leaking at the seal occurs, the water will ride out from under the toilet instead of simply soaking into an exposed subfloor plywood material. I'll post some pics after the installation on Tuesday if anyone is interested in how this floor looks. Although the idea of a floating floor sounded strange to me at first, everything I read about it says it is getting more and more popular as people find out about it. If you do decide to leave the existing flange in place and install the Hardie backer underneath you can use extension rings to bring the flange level with the new tile. And ask any other questions you need answered. The finished product usually results in an uneven and thick joint around the toilet base, a joint that will require additional caulk or grout to conceal.
Apply plumber's putty around the bottom edge of the toilet before setting it on top of the drain opening. Match the size of your flange with the size of the flange extensions. One of the really good things about the floating floor is that because the differences in coefficients of expansion you will have fewer problems with it separating in the seams and it will be easier to maintain. Should I mount the toilet flange to the subfloor and use a tall wax seal? Hello I am currently remodeling my small bathroom. That way I can take the floor up if need be without having to take the toilet up.
It appears that the old flange fit on the outside of the street ell. Then use solid brass toilet bolts not brass plated steel bolts and a wax ring without a plastic horn to install the toilet and you will be good to go for many many years to come. Tighten the nuts equally on both sides of the toilet. Yes you can do it as you describe. Step 2 - Adjust the Toilet Flange Height to the New Floor Once you've removed the necessary toilet parts and pull up your old floor, replace it with the new floor. Got a 14pt back in the late 70's in Idaho. Yes absolutley mount to the tile if at all feasable.
Probably because subfloors are generally not perfectly flat, and create voids under the flooring. I wouldn't totally rule it out. By asking the question now, you have saved yourself a great deal of grief. Vinyl could also be used - the benefit of any of these three choices vs. Thank god the toilet covered that mess. Next time I do that I think I'll try chasing it towards the truck before I cap him.
Tape a piece of plastic over the opening so that you don't accidentally drop anything down it, or have any unpleasant smells wafting up out of it. You may be able to do the work on the next bathroom. A toilet drain flange can sit above or below the finished floor level. If the quote is too terribly high, I will pursue the other recommendations very appreciative for the input! My toilet is safely set aside, old wax ring removed, and there is a cloth now in the opened toilet flange to help prevent sewer gases. Redo your plywood and cut out a circle for the closet flange. If you are alone you might find it hard to align the holes int he toilet bowl with the bolts. The wax ring is a good option in cases where the tile sits just above the flange.
After installing a drain flange, add a new wax ring to create a seal between the toilet and the drain. Had to come back to add this. Should the toilet flange be level with the height of the Backer Board and Ceramic Tile? Hi all - I have a question about setting the height of a new toilet flange. What we would do is find out the total height and use cut copper pipe to raise the flange. The only place it is held in place is at the shoe molding and now the toilet but it supposedly doesn't move around at all!.