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Old 10-15-2008, 05:22 PM   #1
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Replacing Lead Flange in cement floor


I have a first floor toilet flange that needs replacing, it is lead and feeds into a pvc pipe below. Is there any way to replace without busting up the cement?

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Replacing Lead Flange in cement floor


Just a shot in the dark, but are you replacing it because one of the slots for the closet bolts is broken? If so, this might help (available everwhere -- not just Ace) http://www.acehardware.com/sm-ace-to...i-1272614.html or this http://www.wantasub.com/bayflange.html (<-- dunno how reputable that site is tho). Easier to use that than remove the old one.

If the whole flange is shot, do you know how it's connected to the PVC? If it's just with a gasket, you could maybe wrestle it out with enough elbow grease. Otherwise you may have to chisel it or saw it out in sections (with something in the drain to prevent all that debris from going down).

Then there's this: http://www.doityourself.com/invt/6714364 I believe you just stick it in over your existing flange, screw it to the floor, and voila.. It says no tear out, but not sure if I'm reading into that correctly. Anyone else familiar with it?

BTW - If your house is plumbed with PVC waste, the flange has gotta be cast iron, not lead, though I'm surprised it's not PVC too.

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