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 09-13-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 11
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

wax seal - now what coach??


I completely gutted and remodeled a small bathroom. During the drywall work, I stuffed a few rags into the pipe in the floor for the toilet to keep drywall and stuff out of the hole. Room is done and new ceramic tile on the floor. Haven't removed the rags until today when I was going to re-install the toilet.

I began preparing the flange using a scraper to remove rust, etc. On the inside of the flange there was some material, but, I'm not sure if it was clay, dried up drywall dust and compound, or something else. Anyway, the material was very loose and crumbled, so, I basically scrapped it away down to the cast iron flange. I'm thinking that was a mistake.

Attached are a couple of pictures. The outer circumference of the flange is 7 1/4 inches measured on the outer edge across the bolt notches. The inner circumference of the flange is 5 1/4 inches measured from the inner top lip of the flange from side to side. The inner wall of the flange drops approx 3 or 4 inches to a 90 degree elbow (I know as soil pipe). I did not disturb any of the seal. I have never seen a flange with any material like what I scrapped away. Also, the home was built in 1960, but, this is a second bathroom that was added sometime in the 1970's.

The wax seal fits inside the 5 1/4 opening of the flange. Basically, there would be nothing to seal against. I'm at a loss as to how to re-install the toilet.

Is there some type of clay insert or other material that would fit inside the cast iron flange??

Any advice would be deeply appreciated.

Thanks
Attached Thumbnails
wax seal - now what coach??-img_5926.jpg   wax seal - now what coach??-img_5927.jpg  

worthspending is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 06:32 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Wilmington, DE
Posts: 3,118
Rewards Points: 0
Default

wax seal - now what coach??


The flange should be at to 1/4" above the finished floor, yours looks like it is below. And the oversized flange is you main issue. There is a vinyl flange insert that should fit inside your flange and solve both problems.

Just Bill 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
Bosch Dishwasher leaking along bottom seal of door mtbdudex Appliances 14 10-13-2012 08:49 AM
seal a polished marble bathroom floor? tarheelblue Flooring 21 01-12-2012 11:58 AM
Fernco wax free toilet seal question? masterblaster4 Plumbing 2 07-21-2011 10:56 AM
oven door seal replacement, self-cleaning function malfunction YerDugliness Appliances 10 02-28-2011 09:22 PM
To seal or not to seal tops of IPE rocketdoctor Building & Construction 3 09-20-2009 12:04 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

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