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Old 04-18-2008, 07:56 PM   #1
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I need help removing this from the floor. I think it was initially put there to raise the toilet for a handicapped person. I've already removed the toilet. This piece is about 2 inches high and is attached to the floor. The question is: How do I get this flange adapter off? The marble spins around, but the flange stays in place. Does it spin off? Is there a trick getting this flange adapter off the floor?

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Here's a picture of what I'm talking about. Sorry if I haven't described it properly.

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Did you want to just remove the platform or the flange with the platform?
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The flange sticks up too much, so I want to lower the flange to the floor after I take the platform off. The platform spins around, but the flange is solid---it won't move a bit.
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Do you have access to pipe below floor?
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No. It's on a slab.
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To lower the flange you will need to open the slab, so if thats the case then just break of cut it out of there.
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Thanks for your advice. Since I know nothing about plumbing, this is something that I definitely can't see myself getting into. I'd create more plumbing problems by trying anything else. I'm sure hiring a plumber would be cost prohibitive. I think that slab will just have to just stay there. My only guess as to why it was put there in the first place was to raise the toilet height for the handicapped person who previously lived in the house. I sure hate it being there. But it looks like there's nothing else to do at this point. Thanks again for your help.
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I think it was put there cause to flange was too high at start, and not a handicap reason.
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You're probably right. We just assumed that slab was there to accommodate the handicapped person who lived there before us. I wonder why they put too-high of a flange to begin with? A construction error? But it's in there solid now. There's no budging it. It doesn't look like there's any way of getting it out of there without major work by a plumber and someone tearing out that concrete.

Have you ever seen anything like this before? I'm wondering what type of creative thing I can do to minimize it being there. I'm going to tile the bathroom floor. Maybe I can form pieces of tile on the sides of this slab.
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How is that flange attached? If it's leaded in you're out of luck. If it's a compression on a cast pipe you can lower it though. It it's a dual no hub clamp attaching it to a piece of pipe then going into a dual tight you might be able to lower it as well.
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The flange looks like it is compressed because there's an inner ring, but you can't tell if it's been glued on with some type of substance because the slab is covering it, and I don't know how to get that slab off.
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The flange looks like it is compressed because there's an inner ring, but you can't tell if it's been glued on with some type of substance because the slab is covering it, and I don't know how to get that slab off.
The slab won't come off until the flange is off. Is the inner ring steel, lead, plastic, silicon?
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Looks cast to me, I bet it's lead, use a screwdriver, use tip and see if it feels like lead, or give us a closeup picture of it.

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