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Old 04-18-2017, 07:20 PM   #1
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So that flange I had to go look at is indeed a half inch or better to high. Schedule 30. The HO really doesn't want us to hack into his kitchen ceiling and would like us to install a riser platform like the Toilevator. Has anyone installed one of these before? PITA or an Ok product for this situation? I've never even seen one. I've seen HOs made ones... and they aren't very impressive.
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1/2" too high may be ok. Measure the exact height of the flange, flip the toilet bowl over and measure the depth of base to the china. There's probably 3/4"-1" of height.
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HO said he tried to set it and it wobbled. I could try to push further down with new screws, but I might get backfall.

Without getting out the tape, but using backyard pinpoints it's right above kitchen cabinets with a chase above them. Drop doesn't drop deep enough to go into the chase.
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HO said he tried to set it and it wobbled. I could try to push further down with new screws, but I might get backfall.

Without getting out the tape, but using backyard pinpoints it's right above kitchen cabinets with a chase above them. Drop doesn't drop deep enough to go into the chase.
I wouldn't take a homeowners word for it. It could have been wobbling on the uneven floor.
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Schedule 30 pvc? Really?

First see how much pipe is between the flange and the 90, is there enough to cut the flange off with an inside cutter and glue a coupling, new piece of pvc and new flange set at the right height.

If there isn't enough space to do that, my next option would be to cut the flange and peel it's hub off the pvc or from inside the pvc depending on how they roughed it in.
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I wouldn't take a homeowners word for it. It could have been wobbling on the uneven floor.
He ripped out the old tile and cement board and replaced with cheaper thinner board and tile.
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Schedule 30 pvc? Really?

First see how much pipe is between the flange and the 90, is there enough to cut the flange off with an inside cutter and glue a coupling, new piece of pvc and new flange set at the right height.

If there isn't enough space to do that, my next option would be to cut the flange and peel it's hub off the pvc or from inside the pvc depending on how they roughed it in.
Problem is whoever plumbed it used a regular 90 and male flange... the old brittle yellow pvc.

It's a bad situation for the HO any which way. If he was smart he would've called us before he put the new floor down... but we all know how that goes.

Honestly I think his best bet is drywall repair.
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If it's not too high, shim up the ring and use those longer screws you mentioned.
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Problem is whoever plumbed it used a regular 90 and male flange... the old brittle yellow pvc.

It's a bad situation for the HO any which way. If he was smart he would've called us before he put the new floor down... but we all know how that goes.

Honestly I think his best bet is drywall repair.
A bit off topic but a good fitting to have is a closet street 90 3" hub -- 4" spicet you use a 4" flat flange and you can cutoff what you don't need from the spicet.

http://www.nibco.com/Fittings/Plasti.../?pageNumber=2

scroll down the fitting I'm talking about is right below ser 90
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A bit off topic but a good fitting to have is a closet street 90 3" hub -- 4" spicet you use a 4" flat flange and you can cutoff what you don't need from the spicet.

http://www.nibco.com/Fittings/Plasti.../?pageNumber=2

scroll down the fitting I'm talking about is right below ser 90
That could save our butts sometimes! I'll have to if it's legal out here. It'd be a btch to cable if you had to.
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