Toilet Flange Repair Using a Toilet Flange Extender (Step-by-Step)
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Toilet flange repair can be daunting but it can also be simple.
Today you’ll learn how to raise the height of a toilet flange using a toilet flange extender.
For a full written tutorial visit https://www.homerepairtutor.com/toilet-flange-repair/
First things first, why do you need the closet flange to be raised? Well, if it’s below the finished floor you’ll develop a leak between the toilet bowl and wax ring.
Wax rings will compress over time and if the toilet flange is below the tile floor or wood floor the wax compressed too much.
What’s the solution?
You can add a toilet flange extender or spacer. These are a few dollars but will save you from fixing damaged drywall or worse a wood subfloor caused by a leaky toilet bowl.
If your old closet flange is broken you’ll have to fix that first. We discuss 3 different options in the video. My favorite is the gasketed push in closet flange. Super easy to install and anybody can do it.
Once the closet flange is repaired you can add a flange extender. Simply clean off the wax from the old wax ring and apply a generous bead of 100% silicone sealant on the old closet flange. Also, apply silicone to the extender ring. Place the extender onto the old closet flange and use extra long (3 1/2″) closet flange bolts to compress the two together.
My video has all the details.
Btw, this is my CYA, I’m not responsible for any toilet leaks…it’s up to you to inspect your work and make sure it’s up to code. This video is meant to be for entertainment purposes.