Thread Tools Search this Thread #1 01-30-00, 01:42 AM Guest Visiting Guest. How Can You Tell a Toilet Flange Needs To be Replaced ASAP? I removed one of the nails and found it bent and very rusty. Experts will tell you that the perfect height for a toilet flange is to be level with the floor. Inside Fit PVC Hub Toilet Flange with Test Cap and Stainless Steel Ring Oatey drains and closet flanges come in the Oatey drains and closet flanges come in the widest variety of sizes, materials and configurations. Toilet Flange not Flat/Level. Toilet Flange: There are all different styles, and materials flanges are made out of. The gap between the flange and toilet may now be too wide to be sealed by the wax ring, and as a result, the toilet may leak around the base. Install the toilet without the wax ring and examine how it seats by looking at it. However, if you’re adding new flooring, your flange could be too low. If your toilet rocks even a little, it could be due to a damaged flange. They come in various materials such as PVC or cast iron. OR will this actually level out better when I put in wax ring and bolt it down until it is level. Yes yes.. Several types of flange extension kits are available that allow you to raise the flange to the proper height. Toilet flange is not level to my finished floor. Replacement flanges are also available to fit inside the pipe and create a tight seal. Your flange should now be lower than where it was, and your toilet should sit level and not leak or rock. I can level up by putting shims in back? Post Reply. Installing a new toilet, or resetting an old one, is often necessary when remodeling a bathroom. An unlevel flange like already mentioned, can make your toilet wobble or leak at the base. How to Install a Toilet on an Unlevel Floor. The wax ring seals are made to fit 3” and 4” drains. Slide the shim in until it fits firmly into the gap and then cut off exposed excess with a utility knife. I've actually done this procedure so I know it works. First seat the flange where it should go and confirm that the toilet flange height will not be more than a ¼ inch above the finished floor. OK... Just wondering what I can do with my toilet flange. Toilet flange isnt level; Author: larry528 (TX) I have replaced the sheet vinyl/carpet in a bath with tile. I had a home built about 3 years ago and in the basement we had plumbing roughed in for a bathroom. However, poor design or installation results to a flange that is either too low or too high, posing bathroom problems for the house occupants, like foul-smelling leaks that ruin your floor and wobbly toilets. I can level up by putting shims in back? The floor I'll be installing will measure about 1/2 an inch by the time it's done with underlay etc. Place the wax gasket on the toilet flange. The toilet mounting ring is 1/4 inch thick and sits on top of the cement. snug is good. Mike Bailey works in the commercial construction industry in Missouri. The flange should be a little higher than your finished floor. Joined: Feb 20, 2017 Location: Minnesota. PDA. Any ideas/tips for using shims? How do we do this? Sch. Posts: n/a Help! Wax Ring: This connects the flange to the toilet, so no water leaks out. Seems to us that the flange needs to be higher? If a proper seal is not achieved it will result in leaking. It was built in 2000. If you think your flange is not set to the right height, or it needs to be replaced, then you’ll want to do that right away. A toilet flange is a device that joins your toilet bowl into the septic tank pipe. If the flange is lower than or flush with the floor they make foam rings that cover the distance for a proper seal. Be careful and not tighten them too much as you can damage the flange on the sewer pipe. Lead in a new cast iron toilet flange – Leading in a new cast iron toilet flange takes some skill but is not beyond the level of most do-it-yourselfers. Dry fit the closet flange extender onto the old closet flange and place a torpedo level on it. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > bacon New Member. Booted wax rings should not be used with toilet flanges that are high enough to prevent the toilet from sitting level on the floor. Toilet is NOT level but floor is! Toilets are sealed to the floor flange with a wax ring, but the height of the flange and the tightness of the flange bolts that secure the toilet to the floor can affect the ring's ability to create a watertight seal. Make any needed adjustments and purchase the best new flange. Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by bacon, Feb 21, 2017. Set your toilet onto the flange and tighten up the screws on your toilet. 1. The tile is done, and when I was laying the tile, I noticed that the toilet flange isnt level, it dips to the right hand side by about 1/4 inch across the diameter of the flange. Closet (toilet) flanges must be 1/4" above a finished floor. Tape these shims tightly to the finished floor so they don’t move when you lift the toilet back up. It should also be level and stable. Toilet is Loose. After tiling the floor, the toilet flange is lower than the floor about 1 inch. Lay a level lengthwise on the back of the toilet tank, then sit backward on the toilet, straddling the bowl and shifting your weight to make the toilet level. I assume the bolts that hold the toilet down are snug. If you’re in luck the closet flange extender will be level, but if it’s not…you’ll have to shim your toilet when you install it. The object is to seat the wax ring while leveling the commode; the seal must not be broken once it has been seated, so do not rock from side to side. The flange is bolted to the floor in order to secure the toilet bowl. This is so the wax ring seals properly to the flange and the hub on the toilet. Place wood shims as required to get the toilet level. You would have to cut it off the drain pipe and cap it. How you do this depends on what type of pipe the drain is made of. Ceramic Tile Advice Forums - John Bridge Ceramic Tile > Tile & Stone Forums > Tile Forum/Advice Board > Toilet flange level. Not a big deal, just a good thing to know. Toilet Flange Not Level With Floor. jim: May 12, 2003 5:13 PM: Posted in group: alt.home.repair: Ted Fairhurst wrote: > > I'm about to install a new toilet onto a flange which is not level with > the floor. thanks . The front of the flange is about 3/8ths of an inch below the > finished floor level. Fits level with finished floors to help offer flush drain-pipe cuts; Molded-in knockout test cap helps to test the plumbing system ; Solvent welds over 3 in. I've since pour new cement and now notice that the toilet flange does not sit level. 2:32. This is why it’s so important for the flange to level. Ask a specialist at the store if you have any doubts. I have tried 3 times now. You said you toilet is sturdy so that good. Any ideas/tips for using shims? The object is to make a plywood form and fill the center with mortar. Concreted toilet flange that's also not level, looking for advise on fixing. Also, the flange is not anchored to the sub-floor. My toilet flange is too high and not level. How to Make a Toilet Level on Ceramic Tile. Here's a fix that can work to raise the floor level so that the toilet sits perfectly level and doesn't bottom out on the floor flange. For flanges that are a little low, thicker wax rings will adequately fill any minimal extra space. Toilet is NOT level but floor is! There are plenty of videos and explanations on the internet on performing this task ; Use a PVC replacement flange – This is the easier option. 02 of 06. Our powder room finished floor consists of the plywood sub floor on top of the concrete slab, with almost an inch thick, solid wood plank floor. After I installed it I realize that the flange is about 1/4" higher than the floor and it is tilted to one side. For those that don’t already know, the proper toilet flange height is when it’s flush with the finished floor. When we pulled the toilet, we found that the toilet flange was embedded in the concrete and not on top of the floor like I've been seeing in every youtube video I can find on replacing a toilet. I have tried to seat the toilet on this flange and its leaking every time. However different models exist to address flanges that are too low as well. Related: What Is the Proper Toilet Flange Height? 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