Helpful tips

Can you extend a toilet flange?

Can you extend a toilet flange?

A toilet flange extender fits over the existing flange to raise the drain connection in relation to the surrounding flooring. (Plastic flanges typically can’t be removed because they’re glued to the drain pipe.) Some flange extenders are plastic rings that come in various thicknesses.

Can I stack flange spacers?

The four individual spacers can be stacked to any height or can be snapped in half to support an existing closet flange.

How do you install a toilet when the flange is too low?

Installation process is simple: install the gasket on top of the toilet flange on the floor, add spacer rings to match the new floor surface level, add the extender, add a standard wax ring the set the toilet on top. I like the product but I see some potential issues: Set-Rite spacer rings are hollow.

Should the toilet flange be flush with the floor?

5 Answers. The toilet flange needs to be on top of the finished floor. Meaning the bottom edge of the flange needs to be on the same plane as the toilet. So if your toilet sits on the tile, the flange needs to be on top of the tile too.

Can you use multiple toilet flange spacers?

You need to use two flanges – the reason for this setup is that the pipe flange does not sit high enough for the toilet to properly seat against – the tile height is a problem its a bit too high. Typically you will have a Caulking to Form a Gasket between the two lower flanges.

Do I need a flange spacer?

If you have just installed new flooring in your bathroom, but immediately noticed some leaks from the toilet base, you need to use a toilet flange spacer. And to prevent leaks, this component must be at the same level as the floor or your toilet will not be sealed properly.

Can you use 2 wax rings when installing a toilet?

You can certainly install a toilet with multiple wax rings, in fact sometimes it is necessary to make sure you don’t have a leak. You can buy an extra-thick wax ring, or you can just buy two rings and stack one on top of the other.

What if toilet flange is level with floor?

It has to sit evenly on top of the finished floor. This is very important. The reason being is because the toilet recesses into the flange when fully installed, but when the flange sits even or below the floor, the toilet can’t properly recess into the flange. As a result, the toilet may wobble or leak at the base.

What do you do if the toilet flange is higher than the floor?

The last option when your flange is too high is to replace it. You’ll need to remove your old flange and the fitting from the pipe coming up from your bathroom floor to do this. Start by removing your toilet and breaking the outer flange portion off. You can use a hammer and a chisel.