Re: PVC Toilet Flange Uneven
Posted by Terry Love on October 15, 1999 at 02:39:06:
In response to Re: PVC Toilet Flange Uneven

: Dear Mr Love:
: I recently removed a basement toilet that was leaking (badly) from beneath the base.
: The flange (PVC) had not been glued to the PVC waste drain and the waste drain had a crack at the top.
: I assumed that this was the leak. I epoxied the crack, and later test fit the flange.
: When test fit, the flange is 3/4" higher on one side. Could this have been the leak?
: Do I reinstall the toilet with one wax ring or two?
: Should the wax ring be cut at an angle to compensate for the un-level flange?
: The floor is level. The PVC waste drain is in concrete.
: Could the crack at the top of the waste drain have been a result of the uneven flange?

: Thanks for your help, this is a terrific website!!!
: -Joe

Thanks Joe,
You will need enough wax to fill the void between flange and bowl. I like to see 1/2" or more of compression. Your unique situation may require some cutting and pasting so to speak, to ensure that the wax comes to level higher than the flooring. Terry




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