Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.
Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

    Should I use caulk to seal the spacer to metal flange or should I use wax? The flange is flush with the tile. Can I just use an extra thick wax ring?

  • #2
    Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

    Thick ring should do it
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

      I was trained to bust out a cast flange and lead in a new one to proper height.As far as using a thick wax ring,they will eventually wash out.I use extenders for plastic flanges,seal them with silicone or putty and anchor them to the floor.Too many times I have seen where plumbers have screwed a flange to the subfloor then tile is installed and the flange is either flush with or below the finished floor,or a new floor has been installed and now the flange is too low.If I get called on a toilet seal and find this I always raise it.No callbacks,fix the problem.That's the goal.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

        Plumbers Putty instead of wax rings.
        Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
        A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
        Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
        Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

          Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
          Plumbers Putty instead of wax rings.
          I agree with putty,except on a marble floor of course.I always get the argument only wax is approved,but bowl setting compound is allowed as well.I've pulled toilets that were set in putty for 80 years plus and never once leaked at the seal.Course you may have to bust the toilet to remove it.That's the way Grandpa did it.
          Last edited by Gauvil; 12-30-2013, 07:22 PM.

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

            Pulled a toilet that was set in putty and the horn stayed in the flange.

            Approximately how much putty does it take to set a toilet. 1#, 2 #, 3#, 4#, 5#?

            You lay a big ring on and around the flange?

            Rick.
            phoebe it is

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

              I use slightly more than a wax ring.If you busted that horn off it must have been down a long time lol.I've done that,bust the rest off with a hammer and chisel..I get toilets that have benn in around darn near 100 years.Wall hung with a flush ell.Two closet bolts and two chrome wood screws holding them down.I've also had a couple that the horn was actually threaded in to a female threaded closet flange.Two chromed wood screws hold them in position.Those are real horns,not just a ridge to hold a wax ring in place.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

                Nothing wrong with old school, per se. I'm an ol' timer myself.
                Putty used to be the way to go on those old 4-bolt, long horn WC's.
                But now it's just more practical, IMO, to use wax rings.
                With a closet flange that is flush with the floor I use a ring with a horn, on top of a regular ring.
                Flanges below the floor should be raised.
                The most important thing is not what you use for setting, but to properly secure the WC to the floor.
                Movement is the most common cause of seal failure.
                Unless the floor is perfectly level, shims will be needed.
                And the flange must be anchored to the floor.
                Caulk or grout seal the deal.
                Last edited by Big Jim; 12-31-2013, 08:15 AM.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

                  Attachment


                  When I have to replace a rusted out flange(on PVC) I do this. I use putty. I clean the old flange first with PVC Cleaner or Mineral Spirist
                  Attached Files
                  Will Rogers Plumbing
                  Moore, Oklahoma
                  (
                  405) 323-2852

                  "Your Solution for Any Sewer and Drain Cleaning Needs"

                  "We Unclog Drains That Others Can't"



                  www.willrogersplumbing.com
                  http://willrogersplumbing.com/?page_id=8

                  "Oklahoma's Favorite Plumbers!"

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

                    Originally posted by Will Rogers Plumbing View Post
                    Attachment


                    When I have to replace a rusted out flange(on PVC) I do this. I use putty. I clean the old flange first with PVC Cleaner or Mineral Spirist
                    I see you use Knipex pliers. I use those too.
                    Attached Files

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

                      I also put a putty ring around the base of the water closet. After the bowl is secure, I trim the putty, then run a bead of caulk.
                      Attached Files
                      Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                      A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                      Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                      Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

                        Will , Are those plastic hold down bolts in Your picture ?
                        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

                          I've known several guys who swear by the plastic toilet bolts.
                          No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

                            I use 5/16 brass Johnny bolts.I ran across one toilet here with plastic bolts and one was broken...

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Re: Proper way to seal a toilet flange extender/spacer

                              Do they make reduced spacers for plumber 26 ??????
                              Last edited by toolaholic; 01-02-2014, 10:05 AM.
                              I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X