Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 16
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Toilet Ring, Seal, New Tile Floor


I'm re-doing the tile in a bathroom. Built in 2007, everything is in great shape. The photo shows the existing tile.

Is it acceptable to leave the white ring, cut at the light blue line, so I don't have to remove the white ring? I can cut the tile accurately and keep the new tile even with the remaining if I cut at the blue line. Seems easier to me if I don't mess with the white ring, and just clean /replace the wax seal.

Opinions and guidance are greatly appreciated.




Even Further is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 558
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Toilet Ring, Seal, New Tile Floor


That's just a compression flange. Loosen the 3 screws inside the ring, then remove the screws that secure the flange to the floor and you'll have it off in about 2 minutes.

Ishmael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 03:32 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 16
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Toilet Ring, Seal, New Tile Floor


I'm positive I can remove it, but I'm question whether I'd be creating other problems. The flange is fastened to the concrete under the tile. Rather than removing and having to re-fasten to the concrete I'm thinking to leave it alone, since it is already well secured to the concrete. I have limited tools / knowledge since I'm a DIY'er. Sorry I should have described it is connected to concrete & tile. I would hate to have a problem re-fastening to the concrete.
Even Further is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 27,005
Rewards Points: 3,126
Default

Toilet Ring, Seal, New Tile Floor


Not going to be an issue, just remove the ring.
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 03:44 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 558
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Toilet Ring, Seal, New Tile Floor


You'd need even more sophisticated tools to cut-out such a neat circle around the existing flange! If you just try to carefully break it with a hammer and chisel, then you'll most likely cause the screws to lose their grip anyway. All you need to re-screw back into the concrete is (maybe) a hammer drill and a screwdriver.

Another problem with what you're suggesting is that if there's a height difference (and there likely will be) between the old tile that the flange is sitting on and the new tile surrounding it, then your toilet could rock and eventually start leaking from the (broken) wax seal.
Ishmael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 16
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Toilet Ring, Seal, New Tile Floor


The flange has 5 concrete rivets on the outer part. I can't just unscrew the fasteners. The only screws are the 3 allen head screws on the inner bore. I'll have to pry up the rivets. I did find the part on the web, its a Bruco GH950P 4" PVC compression flange, either that or it is a 3" of the same type.
Even Further is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 558
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Toilet Ring, Seal, New Tile Floor


In that case, drill or grind the heads of the rivets off, then pull the shanks out after you've removed the flange.

Ishmael is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
seal a polished marble bathroom floor? tarheelblue Flooring 21 01-12-2012 11:58 AM
Do I need seal junction between old toilet flange and plastic extension ring? sukhenkoi Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 5 06-29-2011 07:52 PM
tile and toilet flange benshouse Plumbing 3 12-29-2010 06:02 PM
Possible to coat or seal a tile floor in a stall shower? Jeff DIY Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 8 08-28-2009 06:51 AM
Wax Toilet Ring Question cabinetman Plumbing 2 05-31-2009 10:12 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.