Re: Toilet Flange Questions
Posted by Terry Love on June 10, 2002 at 19:18:39:
In response to Re: Toilet Flange Questions

: In preparing for ceramic tile installation, I discovered a section of rotted subfloor adjacent to the toilet flange. I have cut out the subfloor and removed the old flange and a section of the ABS drain pipe. In planning for the new flange install, I had the following questions:

: 1) Is a metal/ABS flange better than than a solid ABS flange?
A)I've had problems with both. Too close to call.
: 2) Should the flange be installed on top of the finished floor or flush with it?
A) The flange gets installed on the first floor. They seal better when they are on the finish floor, but the timing for that is poor. If the floor is tile, it would need to be cut around the flange anyway.
: 3) In terms of water-tightness, does it matter if you buy a flange that fits inside a coupling (male connection) or one that fits over a section of of 4" pipe (female connection)?
A) No. The glue on plastic fittings does not leak.
: 4) Which is the best gasket to buy - wax or these new waxless o-ring kits?
A) On a tile floor with the flange recessed, I like the idea of the waxless kit by Fluidmaster.

: Thank you in advance for your guidance!

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