Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RCP Easy way to replace flange that is too high
Currently renovating a 25 year old house and up stairs bathroom was gutted and tile floor replaced with Armstrong Luxury Vinyl floor that was 1/2 the thickness so the existing flange was too high (almost 1/2" above new floor) for toilet to sit on the floor properly and rocked.
Two choices, raise toilet or lower the flange.
Once I came across this replacement flange I decided this was the way to go, a much better long term fix.
Used a Dremel with cutting blade to cut old PVC flange off just slightly below the sub floor and slipped the repair flange into the existing 3" PVC pipe and used 4 wood screws to secure new flange to the sub floor. Now the flange is only about 1/8" above the new floor and toilet sits properly on floor with room for wax ring to seal between toilet flange and PVC floor flange.
I was concerned that the new ID of the drain was only 2 1/2" ID vs. the 3" before but the ID of the toilet discharge is also 2 1/2" so I figured it would be OK.
Installed a brand new Kohler toilet and seems to flush just as quickly as same new Kohler toilet installed in Powder room without replacement flange.
IMO a lot better solution than raising the toilet.
December 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Honeydooer Need to use a standard wax ring that doesn't have reinforcement
I put this into a basement bathroom where only a 3" pipe was installed through the concrete. Having already tiled the floor, I had a choice of either using this or having to chip away tile and concrete to fit a 3" outside fit. I figured this would be the easier solution.
For my installation, I still had to grind/chip some concrete away (about 1/2 inch away from the pipe diameter) to make clearance so that the underside of this flange would sit properly onto the floor, but looking back I still believe this was a much better option than the amount of work needed to install an outside fit. A concrete drill bit and tapcom screws fastened it down without a problem.
ONE CAUTION: Because its an inside fit to a 3" pipe, the inner diameter of this flange is just a bit too small to use a reinforced wax ring. Save yourself a separate trip and buy a non-reinforced ring when you get this flange. My installation sealed up fine and no issues with toilet flushing even though its a slightly smaller hole.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sds888 Great product
We use these all of the time. They are great to fix the previous people's screw ups. Never had a problem with use. I just wish our local Home Depot would keep them in stock.
January 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mcjc great ,set up easy ,
great ,works perfect ,no fuss easy to use and sits even with floor couldnt believe how easy and useful this is.....
November 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gary Worked perfectly.
Very easy to use and solved my problem perfectly. The "professional" who had done the installation originally had done a terrible job leaving a tilted flange. That broke and someone else came along with one of those repair flanges that go on top and a ton of silicon sealant. I cut off the head of old flange down to the top of the pipe. Then I leveled the base by chipping away the mortar that had caused the old one to tilt. The new flange is now mounted level and the toilet if flat on the floor.
February 8, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Timothy Stars don't match the bars, I know...
In the floor of my basement there's 3" pipe for a toilet. There's a PVC Wye being used. This product is too long but you cannot cut it because there is a groove the gasket sits in. What would make this perfect is if they vendor made a few different grooves so this can be cut to different lengths.
Other than that....
It would have been perfect which is the reason for the excellent scores in ease of installation and quality.
I would recommend if there isn't a WYE PVC fitting in the floor.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ricco works great!
Basement linoleum was under toilet flange. Had to cut Flange off to get to the linoleum before installing new flooring. This was the perfect solution to removing concrete to install a new regular flange. My install depth was right on. It could prove a bit trickier, if there is a 45 degree right under the concrete though.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Goldie simple as gator bite fittings
No need to worry about primer or glue. Just cut old flange off and install new. Doesn't take much effort to push on. It seals and have had no leaks.
Reason for quality being average is because I believe the ring should be stainless in case of a leak. Also the thickness of the PVC and ring could be better.
January 20, 2012