Closet flange question

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by JosephK, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. JosephK

    JosephK New Member

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    I'm tiling our bathroom floor and the closet flange, which is in good shape, is attached to the subfloor. Can I leave my closet flange attached to the subfloor and then tile around it? I know many people insist on putting it on the finished floor, but I'm getting conflicting advice.

    I know I'm not going to remove the closet flange myself and am trying to avoid calling a plumber to do it. Am I taking some kind of risk if I don't install the flange on top of the finished tile and if I just tile around it?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    In Washington State they tend to be tiled around.
    That means two wax rings, or whatever it takes to get a seal. You should feel the wax compress when pushing down the bowl.

    You can also use the Fluidmaster Waxless seal, which is pushed onto the bowl before setting.
     
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  4. JosephK

    JosephK New Member

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    Thanks for your all your help. You guys are awesome on here!
     
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