Re: Intalling a toilet over carpet?
Posted by Terry Love on November 30, 2001 at 13:00:05:
In response to Re: Intalling a toilet over carpet?

: I just had a dense berber sytle carpet installed over concrete slab in new basement bathroom. I assume that I'll have to cut away the carpet to install the closet flange, but what about for toilet base. Can/should that sit on the carpet or do I cut around the entire base for the toilet to sit directly on the concrete? Also how do you recommend attaching the flange to the concrete. I have 3" PVC cut flush with concrete slab.

The 3" pipe hopefully will be sleeved with cardboard that can be removed and a flange glued over it. For securing, you will want some concrete anchors. I use the 1/4" anchors I can install with a hammer.
The carpet will need to be removed around the toilet base.
General rules:
Carpet, cut around the bowl.
Anything else, set the bowl on top.

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