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Old 08-28-2013, 08:57 AM   #16
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You never mentioned that the plumbing was cast Iron---post a picture---what happened to the original flange?

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You never mentioned that the plumbing was cast Iron---post a picture---what happened to the original flange?
Well apparently when this house was built late 50's or early 60's, the plumber used lead to form an offset, so that you could use a 12" offset toilet.

The lead jacket, was not in great shape and came up when the mud deck was removed.

Our thought was to go back with a 10" offset, using a straight flange.

Let see if I have a pic and will post it, otherwise I will take some today.
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Measure the inside diameter of the iron pipe--there are slip in flanges made just for that purpose---

You may have to order a 10" center toilet---few stores carry them in stock---
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Measure the inside diameter of the iron pipe--there are slip in flanges made just for that purpose---

You may have to order a 10" center toilet---few stores carry them in stock---

here is a quick phone pic of drain and offset

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From what I see you have 2 options
1. open the floor and replace the 90 with a plastic one and set you flange at 12" off the finished wall

2. Use one of these- assuming you have 4" pipe under the slab- and order a 10" toilet as mike suggested
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sioux-Chi...7#.Uh6C49Jwp7s

Option 2 is my recommendation

I would shy away from an offset flange. I have had bad luck with them.
Besides, how do you plan to attach it to the cast iron 90?
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From what I see you have 2 options
1. open the floor and replace the 90 with a plastic one and set you flange at 12" off the finished wall

2. Use one of these- assuming you have 4" pipe under the slab- and order a 10" toilet as mike suggested
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sioux-Chi...7#.Uh6C49Jwp7s

Option 2 is my recommendation

I would shy away from an offset flange. I have had bad luck with them.
Besides, how do you plan to attach it to the cast iron 90?

1.) other than breaking thru slab, how hard is this and would we be asking for trouble due to the age of the home?

2.) we also have one of those, the white version LOL! I assume with one of these you just insert, after adusting for height?

Using a 10" is a none issue.

Can you comment on our steps for completion?
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Carefully break back the slab---rent a large electric chipping hammer or an electric jack hammer----take care that yo don't puncture the toilet drain pipe.

dig out the gravel around the toilet elbow---then post a picture---

Depending on what you find---some times the lead can be dug out of the hub and the 90 wiggled out----other times a chain snapper in needed to cut the old line behind the hub.

Rubber Fernco fittings will be used to adapt to PVC--

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