Help with new toilet flange

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by toiking, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. toiking

    toiking New Member

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    Hello everyone! My Fernco waxless started leaking after five years. I found out that the ABS flange was not level, below tile, and not anchored.

    I removed the outside 4" ABS flange with a drill. In order to install the new flange (inside) correctly I plan to pour cement for anchoring.

    1. Since the ABS turn is visible and only partially under concrete, can I pour concrete directly on top? Or should I put a layer of sand in between?
    2. For concrete, can I use Quickrete water-stop cement?
    3. Which flange type is better in the long run? Pure ABS or ABS/Stainless steel? Or should I use the gasket type since the drain may be crooked??

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    I hate to say this, well not really, but I think you "screwed up". IF the turn is tht close to the end of the pipe, you do NOT have enough pipe to make a good seal with an internal flange, nor do you have enough pipe to make any kind of external connection either.
  3. toiking

    toiking New Member

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    The top of the turn to lip of the outside ABS is 4.5". Is that not enough?
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