Flange Recessed

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by glennmanus, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. glennmanus

    glennmanus New Member

    Jun 28, 2006
    I have a basement bathroom that I am redoing and I just completed the tiling. The flange is flush with the concrete floor and now since adding the 1/8" tile is 1/8" below the new tile. Can I just use a bigger wax ring or is there something else I need to do to make a good seal?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    You can buy flange extender rings to raise the top where it should be (if it can't be raised on its own). That is better than using two wax rings, less chance (not a huge one, but exists) of a blowout if you plunge the toilet. Test fit the toilet prior to final setting with the wax ring. If the toilet rocks after squishing the wax ring down, it doesn't bounce back and you'll have a failed ring. Shim the toilet so it is stable, remove, then install with the wax ring.
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