Do I need a flange extender

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Dom Z, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Dom Z

    Dom Z New Member

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    I just completed tiling my bathroom floor. However, now the top of toilet flange is level with the top of the tile.
    Do I need to install a flange extender or will a single plan wax ring work?

    The toilet I'm installing is a neorest 500 it came with an odd adapter that installs onto the flange and screws to the floor.
     
  2. Terry

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  4. Dom Z

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    How much does it have to squish? It looks like it'll go about 1/2 inch. Or should I maybe use a fatter wax ring to be safe?
    Can I stack 2 wax ring together?
     
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  5. SteveW

    SteveW DIY Senior Member

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    Like Terry said, just needs to squish all the way around the flange. Yes, you can use a thicker wax ring, or 2 wax rings - but probably don't need to from what you've described.

    Do avoid the use of wax rings with a plastic horn or funnel - these have been known to cause restrictions.

    The Toto "UniFit" system you are using is really a neat way to install a toilet. If you ever want to pull the toilet for some reason (like to paint/paper behind it), it's very easy and you don't need to replace a wax ring.
     
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