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Old 11-22-2009, 03:10 AM   #1
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toilet flange connection to lead soil pipe


Hi, I am new to this forum. We are remodeling our bathroom in a 60 year old building. We removed the old toilet and toilet flange. The connection was a lead pipe folded over a metal toilet flange. We are now getting ready to install a new ceramic tile floor which (as you may have guessed) is going to be higher than the original floor. I measured out the we will have 1/4" max of lead pipe left to fold over the flange which I expect is not enough to fold it back over the flange properly. There is also a small tear in the lead created when I removed the old flange which I believe may cause problems. What would be the best way to attach a new toilet flange at the correct height?
Can I use a torque set flange on a lead pipe?

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Old 11-22-2009, 06:37 PM   #2
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toilet flange connection to lead soil pipe


What do you mean when you say "Fold Over"? This must be old
way to set flange. Is it possible to remove the lead pipe and
replace it with modern pipes? There is a "Bolt-On" flange
which is placed over the pipe at the desired height. Once it is placed on the right location, then it is tightned with five
bolts wich come with the flange. As you tighten the bolts, the
flange will squeeze against the pipe and wil stay in place.
This is done because with the ceramic tiles it is hard to put
screws into the tiles.

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