Low profile toilet flange?

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  1. John King

    John King New Member

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    We are in the middle of a bathroom reno and are looking to maximize the small space. The toilet plumbing now appears to be a 14" original rough-in with a 2" offset. It appears they had also cut down the flange itself to reduce the overall height, however there is still a slight uphill slope over the 5' span to the stack. We have never really had problems, but I am looking for a more proper fix.

    I realize I could just go with a 14" rough in toilet (removing the offset to address the improper slope), however I'd rather not buy a new toilet, and the increased depth would eat into the bathroom space, which is already pretty small. I was searching for a low profile offset flange, and found what may work, however I'd like someone with more experience to weigh in on options.

    The flange I found was at home depot: 3 in. PVC Open Spigot Toilet Flange with 45° Angle and Stainless Steel Ring. I imagine that flange, into another 45 would reduce the total height by a bit.

    Are there other options that may be a better solution?

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You could use a closet flange at a 45.

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    Or the offset with a street 90 that fits into the hub. I don't know why you went with two hub fittings where one had to be cut down before.

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  4. wwhitney

    wwhitney Well-Known Member

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    On the depth issue, I think there are some 14" rough-ins that don't stick out any further into the space. One example is the Toto Unifit. Of course, you'd still have to buy a new toilet.

    Otherwise, I would think the 45 degree closet flange would be a good way to go.

    Cheers, Wayne
     
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  5. John King

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    Thank you both.

    Looks like the regular offset flange, with a street 90, is probably the better option for setting the toilet back as far as possible. I'll measure it out to confirm though.
     
  6. wwhitney

    wwhitney Well-Known Member

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    On the 45 option, there may be some variation among manufacturers as to how much of a straight section there is before the 45 (not sure, just guessing).

    Also, if it would help, chamfering the edge of the old joist up to 1" wide by 1" tall (at a 45 degree bevel) would be certainly be fine. More might be OK, too, it would just require some checking first.

    Cheers, Wayne
     
  7. Jeff H Young

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    new offset ring with street 90 should give you a little plus a little trim on fittings (a little nothing like you have) I think youl gain over an inch . When OP says orginal 14 inch rough Im assuming he means befor installing offset ring and bringing it into 12 1/2 or whatever he has. Main objective is to get fall on the horizontal waste line if I understand. otherwiose whats the point of changing anything?
     
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