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Old 09-13-2011, 07:42 PM   #1
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Today I replaced a commode flange without pulling the commode. I did all the work from the crawlspace, except loosening the old closet bolts and tightening the new ones. The subfloor and tile had been redone and cut out around the old flange, which was rigged and leaking in the crawlspace. So the guy who installed it used like a tube of silicon to seal it to the floor. Anyone else ever do this??

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Are you saying that you didn't pull the toilet?

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  • Floor-outlet or floor-mounted fixtures shall be secured to the drainage connection and to the floor, where so designed, by screws, bolts, washers, nuts and similar fasteners of copper, brass or other corrosion-resistant material. From; http://publicecodes.citation.com/ico..._27_sec005.htm

So how did you tie the floor-flange structurally to the sub-floor from below, and yet meet code? Enlighten us........



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So you cut the 90 and/or flange out. Let it fall, installed a new one and positioned new bolts and sucked the flange up tight to the WC- Done deal
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Why in the world would anyone want to do it that way??
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So you cut the 90 and/or flange out. Let it fall, installed a new one and positioned new bolts and sucked the flange up tight to the WC- Done deal
Sort of, I cut the cast iron 90, removed old pipe and flange, pushed new flange on with new wax ring and closet bolts held in place with a little caulk. It stayed put while I ran upstairs and put nuts on closet bolts. Then I had 4 inch fernco, reducing 90, and pipe up to flange.
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Why in the world would anyone want to do it that way??
It seemed like the best solution to me for two reasons:
1. The hole in the subfloor/tile was bigger than the flange. Even if I pulled the toilet, there would be nothing to attach the flange to, short of a fair amount of carpentry that I am not set up to do.
2. They caulked the H-E-double hockey sticks out of the commode with silicon. It did not move at all and I did not want to pull the toilet only to have to clean all that old silicon off and re caulk the toilet.

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