How high should a toilet flange be off the floor?
Asked Aug 7, 2008, 11:27 PM
I just bought a forclosed house. In the master bath I have a Mansfield 160 toilet that rocks and is leaking water when flushes. When the toilet is level, NO part of the toilet touchs the floor... It basically balances on the flange. I tried the little spacers that you can get at Home Depot / Lowe's, but they are not high enough. The height between the floor and the bottom side of the toilet is about 3/4".
So when I lifted the toilet off the floor, I see the flange sits on the floor and it is level and is 1" high.
Here is my questions..
1) do I need to cut the floor ( tile ) and the pipe to make the flange flush with the floor under the tile?
2) or is the flange not the right flange for this kind of toilet.
3) should I get a piece of plywood that is 1" high and cut a hole where the flange is. Then I would lay the plywood under the toilet. Now the toilet would sit 1" higher.
4) buy a different toilet
After reading other posts, I see that a flange is usually 1" high... So I have to believe it is the design of the toilet, but I don't know.
Any help will be great
PS: Thanks for all your help!!
Last edited by speedball1; Aug 12, 2008 at 07:03 AM.