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.
At least 3 in. drain pipe
If the drain is adequate size, 3inch, then you could.
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.
Probably the wrong size flange. Is the flange a toilet collar? If so the pipe is probably 4 inch.
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.
That would make for an awfully low toilet.
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...
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.
Sounds like you main drain is leaking in the basement.
because the upstairs toilet drain was clogged up.
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.
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.
Should be individually vented
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.