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rwilliams584 10-05-2010 05:14 PM

Removing toilet flange
 
I have a concrete floor and the toilet flange was very corroded. I was able to remove the metal flange, but the pvc part seems to be glued and wont budge. There were no screws holding the flange down. How do I remove the pvc part so I can replace it with a new flange?

acerunner 10-05-2010 05:34 PM

i'm assuming your drain pipe is also PVC. PVC glue welds the two pieces together to form one peice. You will not be able to seperate it without cutting it apart. In your situation its best to use a replacement flange that uses a rubber compression fit gasket.
http://www.oatey.com/Plumber/Shared/...placement.html

the_man 10-06-2010 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acerunner (Post 512057)
i'm assuming your drain pipe is also PVC. PVC glue welds the two pieces together to form one peice. You will not be able to seperate it without cutting it apart. In your situation its best to use a replacement flange that uses a rubber compression fit gasket.
http://www.oatey.com/Plumber/Shared/...placement.html


Good idea, just make sure it's properly screwed into the concrete. I like to see brass or stainless steel screws that don't corrode :thumbsup:

secutanudu 10-06-2010 09:18 AM

How does that replacement flange work? Does it fit inside the pvc pipe and squeeze outwards?

Do you have to just slice the flange off with a pvc cutter of some kind then push that one inside?

acerunner 10-06-2010 10:42 PM

yes, and yes.

navman28 10-09-2010 06:33 PM

In case anyone was wondering how to get a pvc flange out, heres how. Cut off the top of the flange, stuff a rag down the pipe. once the flange is cut off, use a hammer and chisel to seperate the rest inside the pipe. use sand paper to smooth the inside out after chiseling and insert new flange. I broke my flange while trying to install a new toilet. Called a repairman out and watched him.

jeruss 10-11-2010 05:21 PM

Yes, I have replaced two using that technique.


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