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Old 09-23-2011, 12:20 PM   #1
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What happened to the Flange?


Wife wanted to change out the toilet from our downstairs powder room. So I complied and said I'd get to it that day. I had changed out toilets before and thought okay inspect and clean toilet flange, new toilet, wax ring, t-bolts and bam done. However, I went to change out the toilet on the downstairs powder room only to find it had 2 Extra Thick Wax Reinforced Rings and I didn't see a flange and one of the bolts (left side) was gone. Note that we have only been living at this home for 2 years and beginning to discover more things as we begin tackling a few remodels here in there. It's a condo so I'm at the mercy of only being able to do limited things from the walls in. I'm not a contractor by any means...so how do I fix this and how can I get the toilet back in to start using? Guys I'm breaking my brain trying to come up with something to get this thing up and running. Wife is getting discouraged as we don't have the money at the present time to hire a professional to come and do it. Please guys all your knowledge/feedback is greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-23-2011, 03:19 PM   #2
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This should get back up and running.
Its very easy to install.

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Thanks, I actually installed it. I used a hammer drill to drill into the concrete then used tapcon anchors and walla installed a new flange. It was easy and I know how to do it now. Thanks for your help guys as I researched here more and found my answers. Put in new reinforced wax ring, new toilet...no leaks and wife couldn't be any more happy.

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Wow. Well, good - you took care of it.

Well - what happened, I believe, is that (most likely) the flange broken in the past and someone didn't repair it - they just figured that if the wax-seal was thick enough the flange wouldn't really be missed.

So - this enabled sewage water to back up into the cavity and slowly eat away at - well - your floor since it's highly acidic. That goo is no doubt years of human waste.
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