I screwed up, tiled my floor too tight for the closet flange to sit flush

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  1. annagibs

    annagibs New Member

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    Hi all I'm having problem that I hope you guys can solve
    I didn't account for the bevel underside of the flange so now it sticks up, rather than being flush.
    What are my options?? Flange without bevel? Somehow chip the tile away? What's best? Thanks in advance
  2. Reach4

    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    1. Sticks up how far?
    2. Is it sturdy and stable/
  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    As long as the toilet sets over the flange, you will be okay.
    There is quite a bit of space under a bowl.

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  4. annagibs

    annagibs New Member

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  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    This would have been too high.
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  6. annagibs

    annagibs New Member

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    Yes way too high! Went back to the depot for a grinder and found the stainless flange with a smaller bevel. It still isn't completely flush with the tile it lips up maybe 1/8 on one side. Is that going to cause me any problems??
  7. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    If the toilet fits over it without hitting (do a dry fit), and, you can anchor the ring to the subflooring (you might want to put a washer or shim or something to keep from deforming the ring), it will work.

    FWIW, Sioux city makes some they claim will fit flush in that situation...I haven't seen one in person, but supposedly, it's got a nice clean 90-degree angle on the bottom. You do want one with a SS ring, not the painted steel, though (and Sioux City does make them, too).
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  8. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    If you really want it to lay flat, a diamond blade in a 4" angle grinder will allow one to grind around the pipe to fit as needed.
  9. bluebinky

    bluebinky Member

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    You mean grind the tile or pipe? Wear a dust mask when grinding tile...
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