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  1. Sk_rva

    ABS closet flange issue

    I had a leaky toilet in bathroom I gutted to remodel. Cut old broken ABS flange off 90 degree hub that it was directly connected to. Drain pipe is 3”. The flange was not on top of the finished tile like it should be. After cutting, the hub now sits 3/8 below subfloor. But since it was welded...
  2. Craig Cannon

    Closet Flange and Spacer for Ceramic/Porcelain Tile

    I finally got my floor ready for tile with the new pipe stubbed up to proper height. I started thinking securing the flange down thru the tile and decided I needed to find out what drill bit I needed for this. In just a few minutes of searching I realized this was not going to be simple, and...
  3. MCSwe

    Replacing Closet Elbow, but Joist Bay too Small

    We're remodeling an old, old bathroom. The closet drains to the stack with a cast iron 4" elbow, with a 1 1/4" heel inlet for the bathroom lav and tub drain?!? There haven't been any drainage issues (probably b/c water pressure is so low). But since we have it open we want to increase the...
  4. biggins

    Toilet Flange Advice

    Hello experts, I have done a good amount of bathroom gut and remodel on my own, and I have you folks to thank for some advice received on what I have already done. For example, I replaced my previous tub/shower drain line which was galvanized steel with PVC all on threads that I have read in...
  5. DylanStrange96

    Closet Flange & bend installation

    Hi all, I'm trying to install a toilet and have purchased a closet bend that is 4"-3" and a flange that is 3"-4" the flange does not fit snug into the bend and I'm at a loss as to why these parts don't fit together- I followed the specification from my plumbing book. Does anyone know why these...
  6. sean_cabbagetown

    Non-standard flange removal/install

    Hey there guys - great forum with lot's of useful tips. I am replacing my toilet, which should be an easy job, however the previous owners appear to have done some sort of complicated install job previously. If you check out the photos, it looks like a 4" abs pipe with an abs bush fitting...
  7. rpatin

    Toilet flange question: All bolts necessary?

    I'm working on my first toilet install, and--of course--things haven't gone perfectly. So, when installing the flange (and learning through trial and error the best way to screw in Tapcons), two Tapcons at the front of the flange broke off in their holes. Which brings me to my question: Am I...
  8. Boland

    Trouble Drilling Holes for Flange Repair

    I have burned through 5 bits trying to drill into my bathroom floor in order to secure a new repair flange. The top layer is marble, which I’ve drilled through with a Tapcon carbide tipped concrete bit. Since then I have tried every type of bit: black oxide, cobalt, titanium, carbide, glass &...
  9. Matty05

    Need help trouble shooting “wax” ring problem.

    About 3-4 weeks ago we noticed a leak from the bottom of the toilet. My husband and I were both busy so it went neglected for a couple weeks. We finally got around to replacing the wax with a rubber/plastic/foam donut. Put the toilet back and now the water just collects in the bowl and won’t...
  10. blakelock

    Toilet flange detached from pipe...how to extend???

    (see pics). new floor necessitates toilet flange extender. no biggie. I'm reading up on it and understand the common options. problem is, my current metal flange seems to be detached from the black plastic pipe flange and stuck underneath it. - how do I install a flange extender on top of...
  11. jimmyfo

    Newly installed shower drain, hole too large?

    Hi, we have a company doing the plumbing for a new bathroom going in. They were going to do the shower drain fittings and the membrane on the same visit, but I asked them to come put the drain on first so I could add some preslope, then they'd come out to do the membrane after that. They agreed...
  12. alane24

    Need advice for dealing with old in-slab toilet drain

    I'm in the process of a bathroom+bedroom remodel in my basement and have encountered a snag in the bathroom with the existing cast iron pipe that is in the concrete slab. The house was built in '52, but I'm not sure how old the pipe is. What I do know is that it's 3.5" ID and isn't perfectly...
  13. sandyjb

    Plumbers putty or rubber gasket under sink flange (stainless steel sink)?

    The manufacturer of the new Garbage Disposal we are installing in a couple days says IF you have a stainless steel sink do not use plumber putty under the sink flange when installing, use the rubber gasket they provide instead. Well, I understand they are the manufacturer, but I am more...
  14. Chrys

    Toilet flange

    Hi, I am remodeling a half bathroom and I have to replace the toilet flange since the old one sits too high. The current flange is brass and is soldered on a 3 inch copper pipe. I am planning on cutting the copper a few inches above the 90 degree elbow and replacing with PVC, using a Fernco...
  15. Warrloki

    Just when you thought you saw it all.

    I had been noticing the "odd smell" for a week or so, when I noticed that there was water puddling by the toilet. Since the shower is only used for visitors, figured the toilet was leaking. So after draining and removing the toilet, I removed the wax ring. Then I found what you see in the...
  16. Christina C

    Unifit Flange Question

    I used this forum so much a few years ago when we redid our bathroom. I also discovered my favorite toilet ever, the Toto. I'm familiar with the unifit flange having installed one on over a concrete slab 3 years ago. We are going to redo our back bathroom and I need to know if I can install the...
  17. Mark Ezrin

    Trouble locating closet flange screw "nut"

    Ok, this is probably an easy question and a stupid one. I was repairing a toilet that had leaked. I removed the toilet to clean up and then put in a new wax ring. Of course the flange screws/bolts were stripped so I bought new ones. What do the bolts connect to? Because of the flange and...
  18. Gremlin!

    Do I need to replace this toilet flange, or is there a way to save it?

    Hi all, I have always gotten stellar advice from this community, so here goes: For reference: My place is a townhome with a concrete subfloor, built in '79. When I moved in, everything in it was all original. Had a contractor put down new cement tile, and install a new toilet. When he was...
  19. chrisdohfr

    Do I need to replace/repair this flange?

    Wanted to pull up old, cracked tile (which I could mostly do by hand) and replace with floor paneling. After toilet removal, discovered this for my flange (picture attached). It sits barely above that subfloor-- it sat below the tile. Pretty rusted, but can still hold closet bolts. Also, I think...
  20. rmcderm313

    Boiler circulator pump leaking flange/gasket replacement

    Hi All, I've got a leaking circulator pump on my boiler. It appears that the gasket has failed and the exposure has done some damage to the flange and possibly the pump housing as well. I'm certainly no plumber but I'm pretty handy, so I'm going to try and replace this myself. Here is a link...
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