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Unread 09-13-2007, 08:37 PM   #16
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I have to share.

This comes with perfect timing with this active thread...

I got my toilet back in to the bathroom and got everything set, straight, screwed and a little shimmed(with one nickel and one dime). Did I test sit on it... seemed solid until I leaned forward. The whole thing picked up as if the bolts on the floor weren't even there! I COMPLETELY forgot to bolt the flange to the floor. Ha. I guess I get to start over now... Weeeee.

Yeah... BOLT/SCREW IT DOWN.
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Unread 09-13-2007, 08:56 PM   #17
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Thanks for sharing.

Also don't forget to remove the rag that you used to plug the pipe with during construction. Guess how I know....
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Unread 09-14-2007, 05:32 AM   #18
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Mary Ann: One final tip - get a "plain" wax ring to set the toilet with. No plastic inserts, which can serve as a bottleneck.

Colin: There are saws sold that go into a drill and cut the pipe from the inside. About $10 at the big boxes or almost any place that sells plumbing supplies.

This link just for a pic of the idea:

http://www.plumbersurplus.com/Prod/D.../59622/Cat/704
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Unread 09-14-2007, 05:40 AM   #19
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in my long time of remodeling i do belive i have only seen 10 to 15 flanges screwed to the floor. Only thoose were wood sub floors. I have never yet seen a flange screwed to concrete
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Unread 09-14-2007, 05:55 AM   #20
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in my long time of remodeling i do belive i have only seen 10 to 15 flanges screwed to the floor. Only thoose were wood sub floors. I have never yet seen a flange screwed to concrete
If this were limited to concrete, I would understand that there's at least an argument to be made.

Not screwing the flange to a wood subfloor is just lazy, sloppy work with a "screw the customer" attitude (no pun intended).

There's a lot of showers with tile on greenboard with mastic too. Doesn't make it right.
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Unread 09-14-2007, 07:42 AM   #21
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Thanks for the info Ted,

I've never seen one at the local big box but now I know what to look for.

No more melting it with the ol' angle grinder.
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Unread 09-14-2007, 09:20 AM   #22
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You guys are a wealth of information.

We have one of those inside pipe cutters - had to get it for the pipe coming out of the shower floor. We got it at HD for about 12$, and it worked great.

Remove rag stuffed into pipe. Got it.

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Unread 09-14-2007, 12:16 PM   #23
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If you have a Dremel tool or a Rotozip with the long flexible attachment, then all you need is a cutoff wheel to use it for making inside pipe cuts.

MaryAnn, I know that you said that you already have the tool, but around here, I get the feeling that the wall have eyes.
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Unread 09-14-2007, 04:51 PM   #24
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A Dremel or like tool would certainly work.

I use a fiberglass reinforced cutoff wheel for about 90% of the cutting I do with my rotary tool, but for wood or plastic, they are not my choice. A (saw) blade with teeth would be.
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