Closet Flange & bend installation

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DylanStrange96

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Hi all, I'm trying to install a toilet and have purchased a closet bend that is 4"-3" and a flange that is 3"-4" the flange does not fit snug into the bend and I'm at a loss as to why these parts don't fit together- I followed the specification from my plumbing book. Does anyone know why these parts dont fit? How much of an issue is this? And any advice on the right size flange for my bend would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

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You would want a 4 inch spigot closet flange to glue into the closet bend you bought. The height would have to be just right, or maybe you could trim the tail on the flange. https://www.menards.com/main/plumbing/plumbing-installation-repair/toilet-installation/sioux-chief-4pvc-spigot-toilet-flange-w-stainless-steel-ring/886-4pmspk/p-1444442706491.htm

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A 4 in. x 3 in. PVC DWV 90 Degree Spigot x Hub Street Closet Elbow would let you mount a 4 inch outside closet flange or an inside closet flange, as you have. However I would not glue in an all-plastic closet flange.

Given that closet elbow, there are a lot of good choices, including no-glue solutions. Without glue, you can correct an error with no penalty.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Jones-S...-on-Cast-Iron-Closet-Flange-C40-420/100175841
Sioux Chief Part#: 887-GPM pushes in to a 4 inch pipe without glue. https://www.pexuniverse.com/sioux-chief-push-tite-gasket-closet-flange-887-gpm
 
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Thanks for the reply! The issue is that the flange doesn't make contact with the bend except at the very bottom- the walls don't touch if that makes sense?
Find a spigot flange (tail is the same size as a pipe). Or switch to a closet bend (closet elbow) with a different top.

Lots of stuff available. Taking back what you have already may be easier and better.
 
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Thanks for the reply! The issue is that the flange doesn't make contact with the bend except at the very bottom- the walls don't touch if that makes sense?

The closet flange is matted to a pipe only. Please Re-read Terry's and Reach's comments and suggestions.
 
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