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Thread: Flange too tall for new toilet

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    Default Flange too tall for new toilet

    I recently remodeled our bathroom, replacing the damaged sublfloor and studs. After tiling, the floor is at the same height that it was when I started, flush with our hardwood floor in the hall. The flange is a little over 1/2" above the floor, which was ok for the old toilet. The new one won't reach the floor, about 1/8" short. I have an older home with cast iron pipes, what a pain!! Does anyone have an adjustable flange that will work with the cast iron? I see that Oatley does, but I think it's just for the ABS. Any ideas on how I can make this fit? Thanks.

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    In the Trades Gary Swart's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    Yakima WA


    I don't know how that worked with your old toilet, but it sure isn't the way a flange is supposed to be set. It is supposed to set on top of the finished floor, be anchored through the finished floor, and into the sub floor. Since you're dealing with cast iron, you should have a plumber remove the old flange and properly install a new one. You will have difficulty trying to do this yourself, but for a plumber, it will be a walk in the park. I advise you to spend the money and have this done correctly.


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