Questions tagged [flange]

A flange is typically a flat part (rim) at the end of a pipe to allow attachment to the pipe itself. Common to drain pipes, like toilets. Use with the [plumbing] tag. Use with [toilet] or [pipe] as needed.

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Toilet flange is too long and can't lower pipe in floor

I have new plumbing installed for a new toilet. However, the 4" pipe is too close to the floor so the toilet flange (not yet installed) is too long and sticks above the finished floor about an inch. ...
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Replacement of toilet on wooden block

I am trying to replace a toilet which is on top of a block of wood. Before I uninstalled the old toilet, I thought that I would be able to remove the block of wood but now that I have removed the old ...
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What is this ridge inside my toilet flange? Do I need to replace it?

Does this toilet flange need to be replaced? There is a weird gap within the pipe and I can't tell if its because the flange needs replacement or normal.
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Shower Flange Threading

I had to replace my valve stem on my shower, it was an older style with the 3 knobs (hot, diverter, cold). I have the valve stem out and replaced but trying to re-attach the Flange is for some reason ...
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Toilet too high

Set a toilet flange before laying tile, overcompensated by almost 3/4". I cut some plywood to wedge under it, and my only thought is to run a very thick bead of caulk in the gap and hope I make it ...
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Offset 3" closet flange with a male connector end?

My 3" 90 degree connector comes right to the bottom of the subfloor. Because a typical closet flange has a 1 1/2" receiving connector for 3" pipe my flange will extend too high. I thought I could ...
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Dealing with a broken toilet flange on PVC pipe

So I'm about to tile my bathroom floor but the toilet flange broke and can't get it out I tried with a chisel and hammer but I think I got the pipe to so how can I fix this situation I got here
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Toilet flange no longer over pipe

My toilet was leaking a bit from the base so I figured maybe the wax ring needed replacing. I took the toilet off the flange and saw something that doesn't look quite right. The flange is case iron ...
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Attaching toilet flange through tile and uncoupling membrane

I understand that the toilet flange should sit on the finished floor. I've got porcelain tile on top of a Ditra uncoupling membrane for waterproofing. To attach the flange securely to the sub-floor, ...
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How to repair toilet flange that is glued and recessed

I installed new flooring. The existing toilet flange is recessed - see picture. The flange is glued into and existing outlet and I don’t see a way of removing it without cutting the pipe lower down ...
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Flange recommendation needed. Old flange rusted. New floor higher than older pvc pipe lip

I recently removed the tile and a toilet for a bathroom reno to discover that the flange was completely rusted and the tile had been installed directly on the plywood subfloor. I removed the old ...
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Securing a toilet flange on top of ceramic tile

Most suggest that a toilet flange sit on top of tile so that the bottom of the flange is flush with the ceramic tile. If that is so, how is the flange attached to to subfloor as the flange holes will ...
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Toilet flange issue. Any hope?

The last plumber suggested glue-ing (caulking) the toilet to the floor without any bolts. Is that the best solution for this ? Attaching the photo. The old flange does not gap to fit in the screws / ...
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ABS offset toilet flange dilemma. Suggestions to make my 11“ rough-in into a 12” rough-in. USA

Recently I started a thread to get advice on how to move a flange for a toilet so that I can wind up with a 12" rough-in when I'm done. It's problematic since I can't really work with the ABS under ...
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Help locating a 4x3 offset spigot flange for toilet? Or suggestions for my offset flange dilemma? USA

I am in the midst of remodeling a bathroom and have removed all the previous flooring and am down to the joists. I am putting down 3/4 plywood, cement board and then 1" hexagon tile. I'm having ...
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How can I secure this faucet: the pipe is not secured inside the wall

The pipe leading to this exterior faucet was apparently never secured inside the wall (contractor mistake when the wall was built): So it pulls in and out in use, and no doubt lets rain water drip ...
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Is there a problem with this toilet flange or flange installation?

We have had all sorts of problems with our toilet (the builder and plumber have been out five times). Leaking issues, toilet rocking back and forth, wax rings installed incorrectly. My question is, ...
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Is my toilet flange too high off the ground?

Recently had my floors redone in a bathroom and the toilet flange seems to be a little high off the new tile floor. What are my options?
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How can I extend an offset toilet flange when tiling?

I am about to tile a bathroom floor. I was dry-fitting some concrete board when I realized I don't know how the toilet will reconnect once the floor is higher. The old floor was a thin layer of vinyl ...
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How is a toilet flange attached to new flooring?

Doing a complete remodel on upstairs bathroom. New tub is set, putting down Hardi backer on the floor. Do you cut the hole in the backer board around the sewer pipe to fit right up to it, or do you ...
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How do I replace bolts for my toilet that were concreted into the original flange?

This is a pic of one of the bolts. But I don't see a channel for it to turn/slip out of. The toilet I bought needs longer bolts.
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Does a toilet have to be level front to back if the toilet doesn't rock and the flange tilts too?

I am swapping out a toilet. The old toilet, a round bowl with a squared front, was shimmed like crazy to get it perfectly level. I dry fit the new elongated bowl toilet to the flange to see what I ...
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should I replace slightly broken iron toilet flange or switch to new ABS

I'm replacing the sub-flooring and will be tiling. I know that the toilet flange will be low, and it is chipped on one side where the toilet bolts go. I see two options (there could be more...): ...
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Toilet flange spacers and closet horn seal

This seems like a silly question but there's some toilet flange spacer kits that include rubber gaskets and I'm wondering if the top gasket needs to contact the toilet on the outside of the closet ...
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Does this flange seem like it needs replacing?

We just purchased a house that's about 30 years old. On the first floor a water mark developed on the ceiling, so I've been debugging the upstairs plumbing. My kids' bathroom toilet had some moisture ...
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What can replace this PVC toilet flange in iron pipe?

The old PVC flange appeared to be sealed to the iron pipe by a rubber coating, which is not something I've encountered (in my limited research). Will a simple push-tight toilet flange like this be ...
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Anchoring toilet flange into hollow space in floor?

I'm replacing a toilet and am using a Hydroseat rather than replacing the damaged flange. The problem that I've run into is one of the spots to anchor the Hydroseat down seems to be hollow below the ...
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Screwing down toilet flange spacers with metal flange still on

After raising the floor and tiling the original waste line and toilet flange is well below the top of the new floor surface. Home depot told me to use some 1/4" souix chief flange extenders / spacers. ...
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Does the Plywood Around the Toilet Flange Need to be Replaced?

How do I tell if the plywood around this toilet flange needs to be replaced? As you can see in the lovely pic below, the wood is discolored. (The house is 50 yrs. old.) But, if I tap it with a ...
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Is it Possible to Coat the Subfloor Around a Toilet Flange to Prevent Rot?

I'm renovating a bathroom. Is there some kind of paint or chemical that I can apply to the subfloor around the toilet flange to keep it from rotting?
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How to support the subfloor around a toilet between I joists

I'm replacing some rotted subfloor around a toilet, and I want to add blocking around the flange for extra support, and to give me a place to support the new pieces of subfloor (I'm not planning on ...
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Would it work if I glued a new closet flange to an existing closet flange?

abs closet flange is 1 and half inch lower than floor. the flange inlet is ID 4 inches. I am thinking of use some abs cement to glue a new abs flange into the existing one. (I assume 4x3 flange can go ...
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How can I remove a plastic flange from a 4 inch PVC pipe?

Having an issue trying to remove a plastic flange from a 4 inch PVC pipe. I tried cutting and chiseling it away. It must have been cemented with a primer and cement. Are there any other (simple) ...
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Does the toilet flange need to be bolted?

I am replacing the toilet in my house, and after removing the old toilet, I can see that the flange is not bolted to the floor. Also, it sits up off the finished floor about a quarter inch. Do I need ...
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Can I cut tile to follow the profile of a closet flange?

If I mount the closet flange to the substrate, can I cut the tile to match the radius of the ring with a small gap between the tile and ring I.E 1/8"
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How can I fix this toilet flange?

So I'm in the middle of a bathroom remodel and I was having problem removing some damaged flooring around the toilet flange and ended up taking a reciprocating saw to the lip of the flange to make it ...
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Need some help removing a kitchen sink drain

I'm trying to remove the drain/flange from a kitchen sink so that I can install a garbage disposal unit. I can not get the wide nut on the underside of the sink to turn. I'm assuming it's glued or ...
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Installing a shower flange in a subfloor

I have just installed a new shower flange in a second story subfloor. There are a few small spaces/gaps around the flange that are open due to the hole in the subfloor being cut a little asymmetrical ...
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How to fix broken toilet flange from over tightened bolt?

I broke my PVC toilet flange when I over-tightened the bolt used to secure the toilet to the flange. How do I fix this without replacing the entire PVC fitting? This PVC flange is glued to the drain ...
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How proud can a toilet flange sit above the floor?

Related to How do I replace this cast iron toilet flange? I've removed the cast iron and am dry fitting the replacement parts. I used a 4" - 3" reducing coupling, 3" pvc and a 3" 90 to line up where ...
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How do I replace this cast iron toilet flange?

I have a big old gawd awful cast iron (at least I think it's cast iron, the house was built in 1940) toilet flange that is in sorry shape. See? There will never be a better time to replace it - as ...