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Thread: Flange Recessed

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    Default Flange Recessed

    I have a basement bathroom that I am redoing and I just completed the tiling. The flange is flush with the concrete floor and now since adding the 1/8" tile is 1/8" below the new tile. Can I just use a bigger wax ring or is there something else I need to do to make a good seal?

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    New England


    You can buy flange extender rings to raise the top where it should be (if it can't be raised on its own). That is better than using two wax rings, less chance (not a huge one, but exists) of a blowout if you plunge the toilet. Test fit the toilet prior to final setting with the wax ring. If the toilet rocks after squishing the wax ring down, it doesn't bounce back and you'll have a failed ring. Shim the toilet so it is stable, remove, then install with the wax ring.
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014


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