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Somewhat Handy

10:17AM | 04/06/99
We just had hardwood floors installed in a variety of areas including a small bathroom. I removed the toiled and sink for the installation.

Here's my problem: How do I raise the waste pipe flange sufficiently to reseat the toilet after the new floor is installed? The new floors are about 3/4" higher than the original floor.

I have received conflicting advice. It has been suggested that I use a silicone caulk to attach multiple collars to the waste pipe until it is tall enough. I have also been told to merely use two or three was rings to seal the extra space. What's the real deal?

Thanks for your help!


12:11PM | 04/06/99

Who gave you that advice, Curly or Moe?

Go to any hardware store and purchase a water closet flange adapter. It is made specifically for your purpose- to raise the flange. They even sell them with a rubber skirt for extra depth. You can bolt it directly to the existing flange or to the floor if the flange is not accessible (although this should be avoided if possible).

I would also seriously consider a new group of friends, although you could probably have a good time watching them with their remodeling........

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