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Old 06-23-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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I had a failed diy toilet repair, and I was curious about your thoughts on the repair by the plumber. When replacing the wax ring, I found that the floor was wet underneath the toilet and the flange wasn't whole. The left side was broken off and missing, so the toilet had apparently been placed knowingly on a busted flange. Not a shocker in my house, unfortunately. I was only replacing the wax ring because I had done the gasket repair and figured I would go ahead and do this too. I got a plumber in to do the flange repair, and was surprised that all he did was put a new flange on top of the old one. This seems like a lazy fix, and I was hoping that someone knew whether this is more acceptable than I think. Has anyone repaired a flange like this? Thank you for any advice or thoughts on this one

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Does it leak now, does it rock? Many people do not want to make a project out of something that an experienced plumber can fix in five minutes. If it is working now then do not worry about it.

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It seems solid. I am just a little concerned, because I was unaware of the previous leaking on the subfloor. I am inexperienced, with plumbing, so I guess I have some doubts. Seems strange to mount a new part on top of a badly broken one. I should probably just not think about it
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Sometimes that's the only way to install a new flange. The old one may have been soldered to the waste stack and, oh, what a job to remove the flange from the waste stack in that case. Special flanges are made to go over the old, damaged flange and they are then attached to the floor/subfloor. Your case is nothing unusual.
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Look like one of these?
http://www.bing.com/shopping/search?...Ring&FORM=HURE

That's what there made for.
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It seems solid. I am just a little concerned, because I was unaware of the previous leaking on the subfloor. I am inexperienced, with plumbing, so I guess I have some doubts. Seems strange to mount a new part on top of a badly broken one. I should probably just not think about it
they make 1/2 rings also, just replace only what's broken , and also the full ring, and make spacer's also , that is the best way and the cheepest way , other than break out the old one which is lot's of work which is not needed , as long as it isn't leaking or rocking you are fine, go set and flush
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Look like one of these?
http://www.bing.com/shopping/search?...Ring&FORM=HURE

That's what there made for.
The old and new flanges on mine are plastic. Does that still work with the plastic ones?
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This seems like a lazy fix, and I was hoping that someone knew whether this is more acceptable than I think. Has anyone repaired a flange like this? Thank you for any advice or thoughts on this one
His method is OK assuming the repair flange was solidly anchored to the sub floor and he used a repair flange designed for plastic flanges.
The other alternative would have probably doubled or tripled the service charge
IMO- he was looking out for your pocket book- I wouldn't call that lazy

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