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  • Flange Problem

    I recently renovated my bathroom and I'm now installing the toilet.

    My toilet will not set level on the ground because my rough-in pipe is too high. I've attached a few pics.

    Does anyone have any suggestions to fix this? I was thinking of using a rotozip to cut it down lower b/ am fearful that it'll create too rough of an edge and will catch things and potentially clog.

    Also, given the fact that my flange fits on the outside of the rough-in pipe, I am fearful that it may leak in the event that my joints didn't glue together and seal properly. I will have no way of knowing this until moisture appears in the dining room ceiling that is below the bathroom, which could take a while given the fact that it is drywall laminated over lath and plaster. Any suggestion on how to treat this joint to ensure no leak?

    Thanks for your help,

    Jeff Wilson
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  • #2
    Re: Flange Problem

    The glue should be inside of the hub connection. Feel free to use a roto zip to cut off the top of the pipe. Use a wax ring with a tapered flange and it will help direct everything right where it should go, eliminating the possibility of anything catching on a rough ridge. However, if you're that concerned about it, feel free to use a file to taper the pipe.
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    • #3
      Re: Flange Problem

      OR

      You could get an "inside pipe cutter" and trim it

      Here is a picture , it just hooks to any cordless drill and then you just run that saw in the inside of the pipe and trim it down from the inside out, works like a charm

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      • #4
        Re: Flange Problem

        Flip your toilet over and look at the outlet.


        See what I'm talking about?

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        • #5
          Re: Flange Problem

          For those of you in the future reading this thread and don't know.

          The type of ring shown here is low budget(sorry O/P)

          One might chose a better quality adjustable stainless ring on plastic hub.

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          • #6
            Re: Flange Problem

            You done yet?

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            • #7
              Re: Flange Problem

              Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
              Flip your toilet over and look at the outlet.


              See what I'm talking about?
              Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
              For those of you in the future reading this thread and don't know.

              The type of ring shown here is low budget(sorry O/P)

              One might chose a better quality adjustable stainless ring on plastic hub.
              Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
              You done yet?
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              • #8
                Re: Flange Problem

                Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
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                • #9
                  Re: Flange Problem

                  "Use a wax ring with a tapered flange and it will help direct everything right where it should go"

                  i always wondered what the plasic ring was for.

                  thanks devine

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                  • #10
                    Re: Flange Problem

                    Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
                    For those of you in the future reading this thread and don't know.

                    The type of ring shown here is low budget(sorry O/P)

                    One might chose a better quality adjustable stainless ring on plastic hub.
                    Agreeed on that one

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                    • #11
                      Re: Flange Problem

                      Thanks for the replies. I'll trim it down w/ the inside pipe cutter.

                      Pertaining to the low budget ring, is it too late to remove this and replace w/ a better one, now that it's cemented? Can I take it off w/ out ruining the integrity of the rough-in pipe?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Flange Problem

                        Originally posted by jmwilson@usg.com View Post
                        Thanks for the replies. I'll trim it down w/ the inside pipe cutter.

                        Pertaining to the low budget ring, is it too late to remove this and replace w/ a better one, now that it's cemented? Can I take it off w/ out ruining the integrity of the rough-in pipe?
                        I don't think it's worth the trouble at this point in time.When it breaks it's owner can do the replacement then.When the time comes you can cut the hub of the fitting and chip it away from the pipe.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Flange Problem

                          actually the riser is correct if you had used a 4'' riser and ring. the biggest problem was that you used 3'' and the china horn of the toilet is not fitting into the 3'' pipe.

                          typically we use a 3'' x 4'' closet bend with a 4'' ring. the pipe is suppose to sit level to the top of the flange.

                          rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
                            Re: Flange Problem

                            You still have time if you have the guts and used a clear glue (I only see primer) but I have been very lucky over the years cutting slices into the glued piping surrounding the riser on the closet ell after sawing off the top of the flange. Then making sure you use eye protection, you can use a chisel or a screw driver to separate the glue joint. Don't cut too deep or you'll hit the pipe and that's not a good thing Then I would purchase an "instaset" cast iron closet ring and secure it to the floor. All cranked down it's a bullet proof connection.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Flange Problem

                              Do the right thing, cut it out. You'll be happy later! Need any gas pipe bent?
                              I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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