Simple question seeking simple answer. New bathrrom, I need to know if the toilet flange needs to be flush, above or slightly below the finished floor, or if it will matter much if a good wax ring is used. Right now it sits slightly below the finished floor by about 3/16".
The toilet flange needs to sit above the finished floor. The actual code reads the bottom of the flange sits even with the surface of the finished floor. Flanges should be no more than 1/4 inch thick. Codes require they be protected from horizontal and vertical movement. This is done by bolting them to the floor.
OK good, just in time too, I plan on installing the new toilet tonight. Good thing I havent welded the flange to the pipe yet! OK time to get out my rotozip amd make a 5/8" plywood ring!
Existing flange is plastic with wood screws at the perimeter. After removing screws, I am unable to pry up the flange. Is the flange glued to the plastic pipe? Do I need to cut the vertical plastic pipe, replace it with another vertical pipe then glue a new floor flange? Or do I need to just use more force to pry up the flange?