Its been a while since I took a toilet apart and replaced the Wax Ring, I
forget if the Mounting Ring is flush with the Floor or sits on the floor?
We are putting in a new bathroom and putting in Tile. Should the Ring sit on
the backer board or be flush with the tile surface?
sits on the floor
flush with the tile surface
Ideally, the wax ring should sit flush with the waste pipe mounting
And that should be roughed in flush with the finished floor.
a wax ring that comes with a funnel type collar, will allow you some
Depends on how thick you make the new floor, and that's usually more
collar type will allow
Check original mounting flange 'some' were adjustable, but if yours
rusted tooo much, plumbing suppliers have adapters that can bring you
up to new rough-in dimensions.
I didn't want to move the plumbing so cut the hardibacker around
the current flange and use a similar spacer (from Home Despot). My
problem now is that the floor is 7/8" higher than it was and can't
find closet bolts long enough. They have long enough 1/4" bolts
everywhere but they just spin in the flange. The flange wants
5/16" bolts and I can only find them 2-1/4" long. :-(
...one more place to try this afternoon.
Its a New bathroom and new floor, so right now there is a 3" ABS Pipe that
is Flush with the plywood subfloor. When we put the Backer board down we
didn't leave room for the flange figuring that it would sit on the
Backerboard and then be pretty close to flush with the finished floor.
Ahhhh.....Scott, Not to cast dispersions on your project.....But.
Is 3" allowed in your area? I always thought waste pipe for toilets
had to be 4"
maybe I'm getting old, and not keeping up with the times????<g>
Scott Townsend wrote:
County Already passed the plumbing/venting. Not my fault if they didn't
catch it. (-;
Both Toilets are that way.
All that is left is the Final, so the Toilet will be on the flange when they
come back again.. (-; hehehe
On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 16:05:43 GMT, "Scott Townsend"
I have a closet flange that sits below the floor, and didn't like
stacking rings to make it work(leak free), so I was told to extend it
to flush with the floor.
So from this advice, I guess you can be flush to below, but best to
check with manufacturer's instructions.
tom @ www.Consolidated-Loans.info
I have seen no more than two wax rings stacked, but then you usually
have to trim one of the rings (messy), use too much compression when
seating rings, and they will crack.
Adapters are the way to go, besides, anything more than two rings, and
your getting into rube goldberg's territory.
Tom The Great wrote:
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