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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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2006-01-18 08:56:00
2006-01-18 08:56:00

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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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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

Sounds like you main drain is leaking in the basement.

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.

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...

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.

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.

You can't fill a toilet drain not in use as there is no 'trap' to fill with water. The best thing is to get a toilet flange cover from a plumbing store and install it on the toilet flange - i.e. the circular fitting in the floor that the toilet would normally sit on.By simple pouring a few gallons of cold water to replenish the trap seal of the fixture .. check it every few weeks to make sure there is still water above the crown weir

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.

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

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

the sink drain is prob.in the wall.you would have to get a wall mount commode,or install drain in floor and plug drain in wallAnswerYou also need a 3 or 4 inch drainpipe.Ans 3 - You can do this if you fit a new 3" drain to the main pipe and run it to a toilet flange where the sink is.

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.

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.

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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