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Install a ty fitting on the stack in the basement then run it to the sink. Put it low enough to account for a fall in the pipe, to allow proper drainage. Be sure to install a waste and vent pipe to code for both fixtures.

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Q: In an older house if you have the metal pipe for the toilet without a flange in the basement can you split the pipe and add the flange to use it for a sink drain too?
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Do you glue the toilet flange into the toilet drain?

Usually toilet flange is glued down onto plastic drain pipe. There is a toilet flange that can be glued inside of plastic drain pipe also.


How high does the toilet flange have to be above the drain?

The toilet flange sits on the floor and connects the toilet to the drain. It should connect to both.


What if a toilet flange will not fit in the drain pipe?

Then you need to get either a bigger floor flange, or a toilet with a smaller flange.


Do you need a toilet flange?

Yes. It is how the toilet is attached to the drain line.


What size hole is needed for a toilet flange?

At least 3 in. drain pipe


Can you install a toilet from your washer plumbing in the basement if there is a drain?

If the drain is adequate size, 3inch, then you could.


How far can the toilet be from the basement drain. The toilet will be installed on the main floor but is there a certain degree angle for the pipe to be from toilet to basement drain?

Maximum distance of the toilet to the drain is 6 metres (20 feet). The angle of drop is set by the branch at 112 1/2o, which equates to about 1/4" of drop per foot.


You are working with a 3 inch PVC drain pipe and a 3 inch PVC flange and there is too much play as you insert the flange into the drain pipe?

Probably the wrong size flange. Is the flange a toilet collar? If so the pipe is probably 4 inch.


How do you remove the drain flange in a tub when the crosspiece is broken and there is no way to turn it and the water is leaking out of the drain into the basement?

get an "ID" (that is Inside Diameter) pipe wrench. they are available at most good hardware stores. this will allow you to turn the flange from the inside.


When using a wallmount toilet in the basement can the drain pipe run at floor level?

That would make for an awfully low toilet.


When installing a closet flange to a drain pipe in a concrete floor is there any problem with filling gap around pipe with cement and bolting brass flange to cement rather than attaching to drain pipe?

The bolts that come from the drain and run to to toilet help to alaign proper drainage and seal the toilet. You do not want to do the bolts set in cement idea...


Can you remove a toilet and floor over drain?

The toilet flange is usually above the floor level. You would have to cut it off the drain pipe and cap it. How you do this depends on what type of pipe the drain is made of. Even if the drain should be below the floor level, you have to seal the drain or sewer gas will come up from the drain.


When you flush the toilet a odor comes from the SUMPPUMP?

Sounds like you main drain is leaking in the basement.


When my sump pump stopped working why did the water pour out of the upstairs toilet and not the basement toiet?

because the upstairs toilet drain was clogged up.


Are a special flange and washer required in order to install a wallmount toilet in a basement to take advantage of a nearby drain pipe?

Yes. It is called a carrier fitting. These are only sold at plumbing supply stores. I would not suggest trying to install it by yourself.


Do back to back toilets go into the same drain?

yes using a fitting called a double santee or double y or double combo or a cross , when snaking out a toilet drain from a toilet flange and you have back to back toilets be careful not to run your snake into the other toilet.


How far from the wall does a toilet drain go in the floor?

12-13 inches to the center of the drain.... make sure your drain pipe is 1/4 inch drop per foot. also use the sweeping y drain if possible. leave lots of room for the flange. mount the toilet after the floor is in.


Does a toilet in the basement need its own vent or can it share the vent of the drain it is tied into?

Should be individually vented


How do you change a toilet drain in a concrete slab?

Change how? Move the location, you bust out the concrete and move it. Replace or repair the flange that the toilet hooks to. Cut the existing flange off flush with the floor and install a new repair flange. They can be brass or steel. You can use a PVC one that fits in the drain and seal it with a wax ring under it and screw it to the floor. If you are working with cast iron flange and the slots where the bolts are supposed to go is broken out, they make a repair piece for this. It is a 3/4 inch wide by 3-4 inch long crescent shape piece that slides under the flange and the bolt that holds the toilet fits into it. You may have to chip out a little concrete along the edge to get these under the flange.


How do you get rid of Pee trap odor in basement drain?

I had this problem too. Just pour bleach in toilet and flush.


Why would waste and toilet paper back up in basement floor drain when toilet upstairs is flushed?

Most Likely, your pipes are all hooked up in the same system. all the pipes travel to the basement most likely.


How do you repair toilet bowl mounting flange?

depending on your type of flange and pipe and the damage of the flange, if you have a PVC flange with just the bolt slots busted then you can screw in new bolts to the floor below the flange and still use the flange but if its broken where the wax seal sits then if your flange is lower then the floor you can use a insert flange that fits inside your old toilet flange with thin walls to keep the pipe size maximum. To replace the entire flange can be a job especially if its in concrete or in a floor joist because most of the time you have no room and if its cast iron pipe it can be even more of headache but in order to replace the flange you need to cut it out to where you can reconnect the pipe and flange by using a fernco or a no hub band. Sometimes it is impossible to replace because the flange can be on all close fittings and you pretty much have to replace most of the plumbing drain pipe to replace it properly which is why you want to try repairing your toilet flange rather then replacing it .


Do you need a flange to install a toilet in a basement?

You don't have to have one, it just makes it a little easier. As long as the drain is flush with the floor, you can drill into the concrete and us anchors to hold the toilet down. The down side is that they tend to corrode over time and become stuck in the concrete. If you ever have to remove the toilet, they can break and that makes putting the toilet back harder. You can just bolt a mounting ring to the floor and use regular toilet bolts to hold the toilet. These can be easily replaced if needed.


When installing a shower can the drain be placed in front of the toilet without concern?

I can be but the toilet needs to have 24" in front of it to be legal. Plus you cannot tie your shower drain in the the horizontal branch of the toilet.


Can a basement floor drain be tapped into to run the drain from a nearby newly installed basement toilet into it?

If you just plan on putting the toilet on top of the floor drain the answer is no. The floor drain if it leads to a septic system or city sewer would have a trap in the line which will not work with a toilet. Depending on the size of the pipe 3" minimum you could cut the floor and tie a toilet into the line. It would also have to be properly vented. I would consult a plumber on the job. Its also possible that the floor drain just goes to a dry well which could not be used. Even if it could not be used there are other ways to install a toilet below the septic or sewer line.

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