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Unread 12-08-2019, 01:03 PM   #1
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Can I set tile around this toilet flange?

This flange is completely flush to the basement floor. Im asking can I level the floor then use a underlayment then tile?

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Unread 12-08-2019, 01:22 PM   #2
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I imagine you could do whatever you like, but you've got to consider you'll be creating space between flange and toilet horn. Might be OK if you use something like a Fernco Toilet Seal which seals on the inner diameter of pipe. I think wax seal is a vestige of the past, when alternate materials just weren't up to snuff. But that's me.

What's your estimated build up?

There are any number of spacer systems out there, some seem well thought out if not overly complex.

Were it me, I'd want to get rid of that plastic flange. Their only virtue is they're cheap. Most here would prefer stainless steel ring. It won't distort as easily as plastic flange and if you do that, there's he opportunity to set flange on top of finish floor.

What ever you do, you don't want to send any leveler down that drain!
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Unread 12-08-2019, 01:35 PM   #3
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Estimated build would be about 5/8". I told the guy when I went to take measurements that he would have to break the floor around the flange and bring it up about half inch. I wasnt sure there was a way to work with it in its current position. Should I let the guy know that we can use a spacer for the toliet before he has to break up the floor? Yes, no way is that stuff going down the drain.

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"the guy" is a contractor? If he's legit, I'd think he'd be offering you options, not the reverse.
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Unread 12-08-2019, 01:47 PM   #5
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The guy is a home owner he didnt know what to do so he asked me, I didnt know either so I had to ask.

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If that’s a 4” drain pipe with the current flange attached to the outside of the vertical drain pipe, you could simply cut off the old flange, tile up to the pipe, then use a new toilet flange that attached to the inside of the 4” drain.

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Thank you for the advice its been incredibly helpful! Ill let the home owner know his options.

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