flange horrors

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by turtle, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. turtle

    turtle New Member

    Mar 28, 2005
    Problem we have a finished porcelian floor installed around the existing flange.
    There is a 1/2 inch floor difference. The diameter of the hole is about 8 inches. Do they make a kit that if the flange is raised, or replaced? that will span that 8 inch gap and sit on the tile? Also how do you drill through the porcelian tile?, and if you do, when you install [screw in the flange] would you get the push back by the screw?, would this seperate the installed layers of subfloor [2], backerboard, and tile? we are going to have a plumber do this, but the last plumber just put in flanget extenders on the existing flange.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Flange extenders...silicon and screw it down to the original screw holes into the floor.

    When the tile was installed, ideally, they removed the original flange, tiled so that the new flange goes over the new tile and flush with it. Much neater, too. While you can drill porcelain (easy with the right bit, a pain without it), when they put the tile down, they could have notched the tile for where the screws would go. You could try stacking wax rings, but it would be better if you extended it. My unprofessional opinion.
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