Next Step - Toilet Plumbing

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by jeffvdm, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. jeffvdm

    jeffvdm New Member

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    Hi folks,

    I've got a bathroom remodel underway, have it stripped down to the studs and subfloor.
    My next step is to deal with the toilet plumbing. When the old toilet was removed, the flange snapped, so I'm going to replace it with a new one, which isn't entirely bad, since now I can get the flange on top of the finished floor. I can cut away subfloor, so I have to access needed. Existing plumbing is 3" ABS.
    I went to my local HD to get the supplies needed and these were the two options I was given, one option leaving my flange to high above my finished floor (I've figured out how high the new floor is going to be) and the second option leaves the flange below the finished floor:

    1) Put in a new standard 90 degree elbow, add a small piece of 3" to connect the new flange.
    2) Put in a new street 90 degree elbow which the new flange can be directly attached.

    Is there another option? Am I just limited at HD because of the standard sizes of parts they have available?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Or you can get a 4x3 street closet 90, and a 4" closet flange.

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  3. jeffvdm

    jeffvdm New Member

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    Thanks Terry. So the 4x3 street closet is longer and I can cut to size if needed?
  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    It's longer, and you can cut it way shorter.

    Normall, I can replace an existing ABS 90 and flange with standard fittings.
    If that isn't working, then the fitting above breaks all the rules.
  5. jeffvdm

    jeffvdm New Member

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    Thanks again Terry. I stopped by another supply store and they had an elongated 3" street 90 degree elbow that will actually do the trick.
    I did like the 4x3 idea better, but they didn't have any.
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    I ONLY use the 3x4 spigot closet bend, with a flange that slides over it.
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