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Old 01-01-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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I am installing a toilet on a new basement rough-in. The riser is 4'' lead (yes, it really is lead) and sticks up a good 5''; and is set in very level concrete. What should I do about a attaching a flange? Should I anchor a brass flange to the cement, peen over the lead and solder/wipe to join them, or is there a more appropriate solution? The finished floor will be less than an inch above the concrete. Here might be a picture, for what it is worth:
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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I am installing a toilet on a new basement rough-in. The riser is 4'' lead...
where is a new rough in done with lead?

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Montreal. Surprising, isn't it?
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Can anyone suggest a forum where my question might be answered?
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Can anyone suggest a forum where my question might be answered?
I've never once worked with lead pipe.
I think I've see it installed maybe twice.
What I've learned about it is to either leave it alone...
or change it out altogether.

That folk wisdom may or may not apply in Montreal.

Rather than a forum... you need to find some grizzled old plumber.
Go to a supply house or a LONG established plumbing company and ask for one
or look for the geezer chain smoking in the corner.

hth

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Most of the old ones I come across just have the lead folded over the sides like flange and closet bolts anchored into floor,very optimistic to say the least i would say!
I suppose you could bolt a cast iron flange to the floor on top of the lead after you fold it over,then use a good no seep wax ring
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Thanks plummen,
My thinking is that it would be better if the lead was on top of the flange; if I bolt a brass flange to the floor I should be able to solder the lead to it.
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You could melt some lead and work it in through the bolt holes if you were worried about it i suppose,a no seep wax ring should take care of it though.
I have used lead roof boots to repair lead flanges in the past(you didnt hear that from me though! )

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