I am putting ceramic tile in my bathroom. once Im done with this, the
floor will be raised approx. 1/2". will this be a problem when
re-installing the toilet. also, there is a metal flange around the top
of the sewer pipe where the wax seal sits, and its in pretty bad
shape, can this flange be replaced.
Thanks in advance!
You can get flange "extenders" to raise the effective flange height.
Larger problem is if the flange is broken.
You need to find out what kind of pipe the flange is attached to.
If the house is older (like 35 years or more) you may have a
"pipe" made of lead sheet (called a lead bend). If so, it is
vital that the flange is sealed completely to the lead.
If cast iron pipe, same applies but repair is different.
Ditto for plastic (ABS/PVC).
Do some more investigation.
You can get a repair flange, just saw a repair using one on TV a few
weeks ago, but you probably have to go to a real plumbing store. And
you can get a flange extender for height. I believe the repair flange
can be had in various heights, i.e., an extender wouldn't be needed.
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