Re: Recessed toilet flange
Posted by LonnythePlumber on July 21, 2003 at 23:58:58:
In response to Re: Recessed toilet flange
: : : I'm sure this question has been asked many times before, but what is the best way to seal a toilet with a recessed flange? My flange is approximately 1/4" below the top of the cermaic tile. Wax ring(s)or one of the wax-free gasket made by Fluidmaster? HELP PLEASE!

: : Mark,
: : I've had good luck with both wax and the Fluidmaster kit.
: : You may want to check the measurement on the bowl.
: : Set the wax on and see how much it extends.
: : I like to see at least 1/2" sticking out from the bowl, knowing that it needs to compress some for a good seal.

The flange should go on top of the finished floor. Toilets are not designed to have a gap between them and the flange. Outlet horns no longer extend down below floor level. Wax is insufficient against pressure. It seals odor and some water.
I respectfully disagree with Terry on this issue and think you should remove the flange, tile or support up next to the drain pipe and set a new flange on top of the floor.

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