Closet Flange Replacement Issue

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by cmhealy, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. cmhealy

    cmhealy New Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    So, I've got the bathroom remodel coming to a close and I went to install the toilet flange. I have an issue with the Oatey Twist-N-Set (actually have the one with the three screws as well)PVC flange going into my cast iron pipe. It seems that when it is flat on the tile, I can't get a good seal. The gasket seems to sit halfway between the actual 4" pipe and the bell that the flange was sitting in so it doesnt seal well. I think if I cut the tile out a bit more and made the new flange sit flush, it might be enough to get the seal. If I do this, then I would need to use an spacer on top, right? Is that a good idea or would that be problematic?

    Second thought was to call a plumber and have them lead in a new flange. Is there enough clearance for this to be done or would that have had to have been done before the floor was put back in? I guess I don't see how you could get lead to the joint?
    Or is there something else that can be done?
    I have included a few pics for reference.
    Thanks for any advice!
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2007
  2. cmhealy

    cmhealy New Member

    Jun 9, 2007
    Bump..any input?
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  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    I suggest it would be wise to have a new flange properly and professionally installed. Sure, ideally it should have been done before the floor was laid, but that's history now. All the more reason for a professional.
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