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Thread: Street 45/45 closet flange vs. spigot closet bend

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    DIY Senior Member Noth Jersey's Avatar
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    Default Street 45/45 closet flange vs. spigot closet bend

    I'm finishing off my basement as a dedicated home theater, and I want to avoid building a soffit around my toilet plumbing. My floor joists are 2x8, and I have about a 4-1/2' run to the main stack. I'll be replacing the copper elbow that presently juts well below the joists.

    What are the merits of using a spigot closet bend vs. a 45 closet flange with a street 45?
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    No advantage either way, at first. BUT, if you ever have a problem and have to redo it, the spigot closet bend will be faster and easier, especially if it is a 3"x4" spigot bend.

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    Does any manufacturer in particular make a closet bend that provides more clearance than the rest?

    I'll be sloping down only about an inch over the four or five feet to the wall, but a 2x8 bay seems pretty shallow to me.

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    Same question for me! I may be coming up short on vertical clearance and I'm looking for the shallowest fitting possible...

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    The shallowest possible is the 4x3 spigot closet bend with a 4" hub closet flange.

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