ok i see, i will try doing the 1G water trick. I picked up couple of wax ring from store as well as good mask and heavy gloves. does wax ring has certain sizes, standard, i did not look, just grabbed the first one. Thanks,
There are several types of wax rings. You really can't go wrong with a standard one unless the original floor has been built up around the flange. If so, the extra thick one would be your best bet. A mask AND gloves? You may as well pick up a double insulated Tyvex suit while you are at it! Actually, it is safe and relatively clean. As long as you wash your hands afterwards, you'll be fine.
OK got it done. It was right size and there was plastic core in the center. I poured the bucket of water and indeed eliminates most water except miniscule amount which I sponged away.i t was crappy feeling to look down the hole after removing the toilet and all I can see dark hole with messy brown wall eeewww. I put the plastic bag asap so I don't have to see and smell. All in a all it went pretty good. But I could not bear removing the old nuts and bolts at the bottom of the flange and that was the mishap. It appears that can be removed by sliding sideways however old vinyl gotten in the way. I just did not want to deal with it. Not sure how it ll fare. Scraping the old wax and putting new one was not bad and now floor is looking good. Did a good deodorizer spray everywhere afterward.there is still strange smell persisting I believe it is wax ring or gloves but it is not stinky. Fortunately the bathroom has window which i opened overnight I hoping it ll get rid of itself.
Here is the final look now. There was a inch or two space left at the end which I did not calculate when I started laying. Now I am stuck with deciding whether I cut out that small strip and plug that hole or try to get a molding over it to cover it. Overall it looks very nice and clean. Thanks.
I think you should remove the carpet threashold and the door trim and finish it. You could just cut a little off the door trim in place. The crpet strip can be just bent up so the carpet will lift off of it and remove the nails, just replace it with a new one. With the new one you nail it in place lay the carpet back down and close it by puting a block of wood on top of it and hammer it down.
yes, i am going to remove the metal threshold for sure when i install a new one. Probably get one of those wooden ones and wider one to accomodate the uncovered area. The idea to cut that door trim sounds great as I was thinking initially to go around. thx nealtw