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I'm installing 1/4 inch cement board and ceramic tile flooring to my bathroom floor.?

What do I need when I put my toilet back down so it won't leak now that my toilet is 3/4 of an inch higher?

Answer:

Just finished doing the same job. Home Depot for one sells a riser kit that will raise the toilet flange so it should be nearly even with the level of your new floor. Get the wax ring with the rubber funnel incorporated into the ring. Even if your flange is slightly lower it will seal fine. The most critical part is that the floor is level so that toilet sits firmly.
May 11, 2017
Also remember that when you go to set the toilet down... you have one shot to do it in. So make sure you take your time and set it well. The wax ring will not work again.
May 11, 2017
New wax ring, rubber flange embedded; sold at probably every hardware store on the planet. An easy fix. Steven Wolf I do it all the time.
May 11, 2017
You'll need a riser piece to add to the drain. Or you could just build the tile up around the toilet and re caulk.
May 11, 2017
I would go with DIY doc....been there done that too........you might need longer bolts?.
May 11, 2017

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