How do I put a slope (grade) in a new toilet drain to run it towards the
septic tank. I picture a 90 degree elbow keeping the drain pipe pretty
parallel to the ground. Is there another type of pipe fitting that is made
for this ??
Thanks for your input but got another question for you if you could help.
I was at the hardware store checking out fittings to embark on the toilet
flange roughing in before pouring my concrete. I envisioned leaving some
standpipe sticking out of the concrete and once the concrete cured cutting
the pipe flush to the floor to accept the toilet flange. The toilet flanges
that I came across only mount to the outside of the pipe and that wouldn't
work if the pipe is cut flush. I quess the only other option would be to
have the flange already in place prior to the pouring of the cement. Is
this a correct assumption ?? What happens if the flange screws up down the
road and the joint is below the concrete surface ?? I was hoping that I
would find a flange fitting that would mount to the inside of the toilet
standpipe. Is there such a thing ??
> Ray wrote:
> > How do I put a slope (grade) in a new toilet drain to run it towards
> > septic tank. I picture a 90 degree elbow keeping the drain pipe
> > parallel to the ground. Is there another type of pipe fitting that is
> > for this ??
> > Thanks,
> > Ray
> Drainage elbows and other fittings aren't *actually* 90 degrees, etc.
> The slope is molded right into the fitting. Stick 2 lengths of pipe
> in an EL and hold your square up to the resulting assy.
Depends. If you're using 4" pipe, there is such a flange.
If 3" pipe, there is still one but it offers reduced diam
of the opening.
There are also rubber expansion sleeve flanges.
There are cutters for removal:
Hey ray if you gonna put the toilet on the concrete, then you put the
top of the flange on the same leve as the concrete.. i have a modern
house with concrete slab and ceramic tile on the bathroom floor. when i
changed out the toilet the flange was the same level as the ceramic tile
floor.... i got iron pipe down there... if you have the same you should
just cut up the cement about the level of the bottom of the flange and
then patch it up with some concrete after you set the flange into
place.. have the top of the flange level with the fininished floor....
then the toilet will not wobble as it might if you have the flange too
high and then you gonna need some shims to stop the toilet from moving
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