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dj1
Re: waste pipe from toilet sits higher than floor level-ideas?

I assume you're talking about the floor flange which sits on top of the drain. If that's the case, the best solution is to lower the flange. You need a plumber for this.

67drake
Re: waste pipe from toilet sits higher than floor level-ideas?

Yup,the flange sits too high.
I was hoping there was a fix I could do myself.

johnjh2o
Re: waste pipe from toilet sits higher than floor level-ideas?

What size and type pipe do you have? If I had these questions answered I may be able to help you with lowering the flange.

67drake
Re: waste pipe from toilet sits higher than floor level-ideas?

Cast iron,I believe it's 4".

dj1
Re: waste pipe from toilet sits higher than floor level-ideas?

I don't know how good you are doing a thing like this. If you don't feel 100% sure, call a plumber, it will be money well spent. And you'll get rid of the pedestal.

You need to remove the existing flange, expose the drain and place a new "push in" ABS flange, the kind that you can tighten in place with the provided screws.

Fencepost
Re: waste pipe from toilet sits higher than floor level-ideas?

Step 1: Use an angle grinder to bring the pipe flush to the floor.

http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty-4-1-2-half-inch-angle-grinder-91223.html

Step 2: Then use an Oatey Twist-N-Set replacement flange.

http://www.oatey.com/products/drains-and-closet-flanges/closet-flanges/twist-n-set-replacement-closet-flange

This might not work if the pipe bends just below the floor.

johnjh2o
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johnjh2o
Re: waste pipe from toilet sits higher than floor level-ideas?

This is what DJ1 is referring to. Just be sure you screw it down to the floor.

http://www.what-if.com/SECURE/bruco/4-cast-iron-closet-flange-replacement-compression-abs-p-21.html

67drake
Re: waste pipe from toilet sits higher than floor level-ideas?

Thanks for all the replies.
This looks like something I could do myself,I'm fairly handy doing things like this. I just had never run into an issue like this,so I didn't know how to deal with the situation.

keith3267
Re: waste pipe from toilet sits higher than floor level-ideas?

If you are using a standard toilet with a 14.5" seat height and are not planning on replacing it, I would build another pedestal out of PT Plywood. The extra seat height is more comfortable. If you are going to a taller toilet (15.5 to 16.5") that is more popular today, then a new pedestal might not be such a good idea.

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