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Old 03-16-2013, 08:17 AM   #1
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Mortar bed and Iron toilet flange.


I attempted to just tear off the dfirst level of tile with no luck. So I have to do plan 2.

I have a 2" thick mortar bed that I have to take up in a bathroom, and it goes around a cast iron toilet flange connected to copper pipe. The toilet flange is in good condition, and I need to find out the best way for me to tear out the concrete without damaging the flange. Thanks.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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A picture might help--

A few more details might do the trick,too.

How old id the house?

Wood framing with dropped area for tile?

What's under the room?
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:29 AM   #3
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If you have access below the floor I'd be cutting it off and pulling it out of the floor. A whole lot easyer to work around the hole then under the flange.
The height will be off anyway.
I also would get rid of all those old copper drains.
Any I've worked on where paper thin on the bottom from corrosion or already leaking.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:38 AM   #4
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I don't have the option of tearing out all the copper pipes. The toilet flange and pipes are in great condition. The house was built in the 60's. The mortar bed is on top of subfloor, and above the garage that has a finished ceiling in it.
I have altready removed the tub, toilet, and vanity so I can easily get to the edges easy. I only have 1/2 of the room to do. I just want to make sure when I start breaking off chucks that I don't touch the flange.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:44 AM   #5
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Once you start pounding on that with a hand maul--it will crack around the flange with out damage---start far from the flange and work your way to it--by then you will know what it takes to break and remove the old mud bed---
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Old 03-16-2013, 11:50 AM   #6
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Thanks oh mike for the extremely helpful reply. itook it all off around the toilet fange and just like you saud it broke off easily.
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