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GEM

04:34PM | 03/10/02
Member Since: 03/09/02
2 lifetime posts
I'm finishing my basement including a 1/2 bath and I need to install the toilet flange and toilet. To secure the toilet flange to the floor, I will need to use something that can be used for concrete. What is the best way to fasten in a situation like this? At a home improvement store, one of the guys told me that since the flange is cemented to the waste pipe that I did not need to fasten the flange to the floor. This did not seem right to me... Comments and suggestions appreciated...

Iceman

11:09PM | 03/10/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Gem,
When you listen to the "experts" at the store, you are sure to get it wrong most of the time. If you don't secure the flange to the floor, the toilet will move with use and eventually break the wax seal or crack the PVC. The simple act of sitting on the commode will move it. Go to the local home store and ask for a box of 1 1/4" Tapcon Concrete screws. They come with the drill bit. A roto-hammer is nice, but you will be able to drill the 4 holes needed without too much trouble. Make sure you blow the dust out of the hole and squirt a lube in before using the screw. Try it elsewhere to get the hang of it.
Len


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