Toilet flange connection question

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by mcelhane, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. mcelhane

    mcelhane New Member

    Apr 21, 2006
    I am plumbing a new toilet. All the books that I have read have talked about connecting the closet flange to a 4x3 reducing 1/4 bend. However, the closet flange that I plan to use has a 3" socket (accepts 3" pipe") (it also swivels - which is a new feature, I think). So I plan on using a 3" 1/4 street bend from the closet flange over to the sanitary tee. Is there a problem with this? (note I am on the second floor, so 4" pipe is not an option) thanks
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    It should work fine.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    It will work, but I do not like 3" toilet risers, and would exchange the flange for a 4" socket one and a 3x4 closet bend, (not a 3x4 elbow), which has a tighter turn radius and a "spigot" riser that the flange slides over once the riser is cut to the proper floor height.
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