Questions about closet bends/closet flange.

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by DoggyDan, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. DoggyDan

    DoggyDan New Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    I'm moving a 3-inch toilet rough-in. I have space limitations next to a floor truss. The 4X3 closet bend and flange I've looked at have an outside diameter (hub end of flange) of 5 inches. A 3" street 90 will work as far as elevation and the hub end of the flange has an outside diameter of 4 inches. I've read some of your forums and some posts mention a 3" closet bend. Is there a 3" closet bend or are you talking about a 90-degree street elbow? Any problems using the 90 street with a closet flange that has a female end that fits on the outside of the elbow (spigot end?). I know that a 4X3 bend is preferable but I'm tight for room.

    Another question--what are the pros and cons of an all abs closet flange vs. an abs flange with a metal ring other than being able to rotate the metal ring prior to mounting it to the floor?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

    Dec 15, 2007
    Service Plumber
    I would consider an all ABS closet flange to be the ultimate in junk and highly likely to break causing a loose leaking toilet and rotting out your floor.

    I would consider a ABS flange with a painted steel ring to be junk as it is highly likely to rust out causing your toilet to become loose and leaking causing your floor to rot out.

    I would install An ABS flange with a stainless steel ring and consider it to be the only acceptable method of doing the job.

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