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Old 04-20-2017, 10:48 PM   #11
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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.
Agreed, sheetrock is easy to repair. Paint shouldn't be difficult either unless it is an odd color.
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Agreed, sheetrock is easy to repair. Paint shouldn't be difficult either unless it is an odd color.
Drywall is the easier way for sure and they want to paint anyway. But they just had a baby, live in an over taxed nice town. Young couple just starting out, not poor, not rich, but if one of these things can be bought for $100 and save him another $2-600? on top of installation, it is an option he'd like to look into. Can't blame him one bit. I didn't measure out exactly where it is, but I'm pretty sure judging by what I see outside through the windows and knowing this builder's houses it's in and above a chase above his kitchen cabinets.
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You could also set the toilet bowl as though there was no problem. Then mix up a small container of anchoring cement (a type that dries somewhat quick) and take your time and basically push the cement (or mortar) underneath the base until a sufficient amount is in and then smooth it out real nice as though it were caulk. then after it dries, install the tank. It will look good and will not move. I am 99% sure it will be solid and if by chance it ever did leak THEN you could open the ceiling which you were planning to do anyway if neccesary .
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I give up, what's schedule 30. And why can't you use a reed reamer to remove the old flange from the hub?
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Can't figure out the edit button. 4" flange or pipe won't fit outside of the 90? Maybe another repair flange would fit inside the old flange and use an an inside cutter. Yes-sched 30 sux
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Inside pipe scl 30 flange is a no go with our inspectors... even though a horned wax ring does the same damn thing. My Master doesn't believe in honing out old fittings flat out.

I served under Clinton. We were taught to adapt and survive with the worst of times. But that's a different world and different mindset. I also wasn't licensed for ten out of my thirteen years. I can make it work and not leak for many years without cutting drywall, but I'm on a mission to learn it right and do it right.

Drain cleaning is my passion, but being a licensed plumber has it's advantages with the simple stuff.. repipes, water and sewer, heaters... honestly, remods, new construction, restoration companies, I didn't care for it.
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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.
Set the commode even if flange is to high,then after toilet is set in place take some plaster of Paris or hydraulic cement and build up the floor to the bottom of the toilet,I have done this before and worked very good
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