Hi all... I'm redoing a bathroom circa 1954. It was old, pink, and ugly. I tore out the old tile and mud bed floor. Now I'm getting ready to put down new plywood subfloor (23/32"), then 1/4" Hardiebacker, then finally 5/16" tile (with thinset under the Hardiebacker and tile layers).
Before I try to explain my situation, here are some pictures (since they probably explain it better than I will):
In order for me to cut/fit the plywood close and snug around the toilet drain pipe (that's what I'm calling it, it's the pipe that my toilet sat over) I wanted to take off the old toilet flange. When I was messing around with it trying to see how to get the toilet flange off, I realized the top of the toilet drain pipe was fairly pliable, so I bent it up all around, and then I was able to slide off the toilet flange. However, in the process of me bending up the end of the toilet drain pipe, part of it broke off. Woops. You can see in one of the pictures where the piece broke off.
What do I do with this pipe that's sticking out of the floor now in order to prepare it for a new toilet flange (or in order to accept my old toilet flange).
Did I screw this up bad enough so the whole connector piece coming up from my closet bend (i believe that's the correct terminology) needs to be torn out now and replaced? If so, is that something a DIY'er can pull off or would I be better off calling a pro (and what should I expect to pay for a pro?).
Oh yeah, and if it matters, this is a first floor bathroom and I can access everything beneath the floor easily from the basement.
Thanks in advance! Hoping to get this project wrapped up by November when my first kid arrives!