Toilet Flange and Tub Spout/Trim Tolerances

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  1. Aug 15, 2012 #1

    oona

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    What are the out of plumb tolerances for toilet flanges and tub spouts/trim?

    I have recently had a plumber install the rough in piping for my toilet and and tub spout & tub trim kit and I was unhappy with the results (see photos).

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    Although it is not glued yet, the toilet flange in the off-vertical sewer pipe is off horizontal by about 4 degrees (which amounts to almost 1/2")whereas the tub spout/trim kit is off by about 7 degrees!

    I have lost faith in my plumber so what are my options for installing the toilet flange? I am guessing that glueing the flange and screwing it tight might overstress the existing pipe and joints.

    Thanks for your help!!
     
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    As far as the tub faucet the only way to correct it is to reset the valve body so it's level. (really bad job) I hope you haven't paid him. As far as the closet flange what is it going into a section of pipe or a fitting? Chances are that can be corrected but not with that flange.
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    The stub out for the toilet stop looks a bit short for a stop and a escutecheon. If a coupling is need , it will not look good exposed.
     
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    Thanks for your responses!! Unfortunately, I have paid him!! :( Didn't realize the poor rough in on either item until after the tile was up. I have had nothing but problems with the plumber so I do not even want him to come back to fix it for free!!

    The toilet flange is going into a section of pipe. I thought it might just be out the 1:50 (1.2 degree) slope of the drain but the plumber somehow compounded it up to 4 degrees. Yay!! The pipe is a 4 inch pipe so the first thought was fitting a 4" toilet flange over top but this looked ridiculous so the second thought was a 4" to 3" reducer flange to fit within the pipe. Any suggestions?
     
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    Use a inside pipe cutter to remove 1/4'' to 1/2'' of the vertical toilet drain piping, this should let the flange set flush to the floor. The 4/3 flange will be fine, just secure flange to floor.
     

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