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Old 10-05-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 10-05-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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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

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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
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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?
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yes, and yes.
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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.
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Yes, I have replaced two using that technique.

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