Installing toilets

Discussion in 'Other Home Decorating & Remodeling Projects' started by Don Monfils, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    In areas that have little to no regulations, plumbers may be idiots. Can’t say the same thing for all areas though.
  2. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti Senior Member

    The materials they work with is junk. Setting a toilet is not very desirable. The design - who cuts bolts off where they cannot be unscrewed? The flanges are usually broken where the bolts go in. When they trench do they repair the vapor barrier? Do they compact the removed fill? House across street seems to find cheaper contractors by the day. My wife says doesn’t look like they’re quality contractors. And this is a higher end builder.
  3. Barry Carlton

    Barry Carlton I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    Wow!! that house across the street has been undergoing so many remodel situations for the past few years. Are you sure you are not in California near the Winchester Mystery house? o_O
  4. seamsealer

    seamsealer Pro Member

    If the flange ends up too low, you can't find bolts long enough to go through the toiled and put on washers and bolts. There's the right way and then there's the way we think we can get away without doing some plumbing. If it's low, the flange needs to come up. Must be true, it was told to me by a plumber, :) and he was damn good.
  5. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti Senior Member

    Low I mean 1/4” below finish floor, not 1/2-3/4”, I agree if it will stay that height it should be replaced. What about adjustable height? That would be nice!
  6. seamsealer

    seamsealer Pro Member

    I always thought the flange had to be about 1/4" above the tile.
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  7. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti Senior Member

    The flange is 1/4” thick. I read years ago maybe once that proper height is flush with designed finish floor.

    The new type seals have spacers you use or leave out depending on height. If you use the spacer the toilet can be bouncy. Few designs and varying prices kinda reminds me of shark tank to try to revolutionalize the wax ring.

    Maybe it’s time for Jonny Seals! If the “my pillow” guy can now make sheets why not?
  8. kylenelson

    kylenelson You'll find me on the floor I Support TFP Senior Member

    don’t give jon any ideas, he’s got plenty of his own!

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