Flush the toilet and hold down the flush lever to drain as much water from the tank as possible. Questions of a Do It Yourself nature should be There is a gasket of some sort that appears to be connected to the pipe that needs to be removed prior to installing the new flange into the floor. The flange attaches to the structure and the bolts slide into the flange and nuts and washer hold toilet down. Though PVC is the most common type of material used to produce toilet flanges, they also come in copper, cast iron, aluminum, stainless steel, and brass. It's hard to tell, but I don't think I see any screws holding the flange down. Author: hj (AZ) They should be fastened to the outside of the pipe unless the plumber "goofed" and did an easy repair. Why fix it it it ain't broken? [url=https://www.doityourself.com/forum/toilets-sinks-showers-dishwashers-tubs-garbage-disposals/487988-delta-addison-touch2o-touch-not-working.html]delta-addison-touch2o-touch-not-working[/url]
Should I attempt to reuse the flange or replace. You can select the one which fits your needs. Repairing a toilet flange on a concrete floor is something that anyone can do with a little preparation and knowledge. 5. I need good advice for proper method of removing this flange. Sponge out as much water from the tank and bowl as you can. Cheap toilet bolts made from other metal, and the metal nuts that fit on the bolts can rust. Remove remnants of the wax seal on the base of the toilet with a putty knife if you're reinstalling the same toilet. The cast iron flange seems to rotate freely around the pvc insert, but the insert itself is glued to the waste pipe. After some consideration, I think I will keep the rusted metal ring and try to coat it best I can with some POR 15 (I already have a can which I'll never fully use so why not). All Rights Reserved. This can be done by scraping or sanding with a wire brush on a drill. I was able to remove all the metal portion and bought an Oatey split ring flange. Securing the Toilet in Place Set the toilet straight down on top of the flange. DoItYourself.com®, founded in 1995, is the leading independent There are only a few simple steps to take in order to get the toilet flange off the floor. Remove all the old build-up in order for the toilet flange to seal properly. suggestions. [ 1 Answers ] I have a toilet flange on a 4" cast iron pipe (c. 1955) that has rusted away to the extent that the flange lip has broken away, so the toilet bolts have nothing to hold on to.