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Old 12-20-2016, 07:21 PM  
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Your existing flange is a lead oakum set and you can leave it, set the new bolts, add double wax rings and set the WC.


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It's a soft metal, could it be lead? The flange pic is for a 3" pipe.


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I replied before seeing your post snoonyb. Thanks for the update on what I have. Can I use this flange even though it sits at an angle?
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this toilet is one of the best on the market and the piece under it can be changed out for 10 ,12 or 14" for no extra money.
https://www.bobvila.com/sections/tv-...t#.WFnfh72KrQo
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The old toilet was leaking from the bottom before we got rid of it. It was on its way out anyway as we weren't happy with the color. I'm guessing the wax ring was at fault.

My next question is now that I've chiseled away all of the previous owner's "custom" height adjustment, will where the flange is seated now going to be too low in relationship to the floor height?

The high side of the tilted flange sits just at floor height. The low side is 1/2" below floor height(see pics). Nealtw's drawings show the bottom of the flange at floor height.

Sorry to have so many questions. When this toilet leaks it leaks through the wall into an adjacent sunken living room. Tired of moving bookcases and furniture.

Snoonyb you were right. There are some 10" toilets in stock at a local plumbing supply house.

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The old toilet was leaking from the bottom before we got rid of it. I'm guessing the wax ring was at fault. My next question is now that I've chiseled all the "custom" height adjustment, will where the flange is seated now going to be too low for the floor height. The high side of the tilted flange sits just at floor height. nealtw's drawings show the bottom of the flange at floor height.
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The usual trick is to use a fat wax ring or two rings, there are companies that make spacers so you could raise it but being on an angle is another problem.

I sent a link to one of those companies to see if they could suggest a fix.

But with the toto toilet I posted earlier you get too mount the wax ring and can test the seal before you place the toilet, that might be a plus and the fact that it can be made to fit the ten inches.
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I replied before seeing your post snoonyb. Thanks for the update on what I have. Can I use this flange even though it sits at an angle?
It appears that there was an "adjustment" made when the pour was done causing the closet bend to have been tilted, so the flange pictured may also set at an angle, affecting the seal. However it may not, so if you elect to use this style of flange, I'd set it a base of urethane construction adhesive, set the bolts and support the low side with a nut and washer and leave it alone for a couple of days until the urethane takes a set.
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Thank Ya'll....as we say it down here

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New toilet is in...and working. I learned a lot.

4 trips to the store, 3 days a fretting, 2 wax rings, one 12 inch rough in toilet, and a partridge and a pair tree.

Thank everyone who commented or shared a thought on this!!

Very helpful.

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I think you would have got there on your own but you are more than welcome.
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