Re: Blue spots under linoleum-toilet leak?
Posted by LonnythePlumber on July 19, 2003 at 23:40:26:
In response to Re: Blue spots under linoleum-toilet leak?
The flange should go on top of the finished floor. Not, the tile butts up to the flange but, the flange goes over the tile. Otherwise you limit the life of your floor because the edge of the flooring is exposed to moisture (including condensation).
I am a plumber and building contractor specializing in Bathroom Floor Replacement. It is easy to replace a cast iron flange with a deep set. You could use a compression flange but you sometimes have to chisel out the concrete hole bigger.
I was surprised to learn that Terry Love recommends butting up to the flange (see this post and his 7-8-03 'tiling under a toilet'). I do agree with Debthepipewrench July 12 post on a back outlet toilet.

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