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Old 08-07-2016, 01:38 PM   #1
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Can't remove toilet flange.


Hey everyone, I removed my toilet today because I noticed my anchor bolts were rusty. Long story short I'm going to be replacing this flange. But I can't get the old one out. Strangely, I didn't see any screws originally from when I first removed the toilet. It looks like it is a metal ring around pvc. Very very rusty. Pic related. Thanks everyone
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Old 08-07-2016, 01:43 PM   #2
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Normally they are glued to the pipe and have screws to the floor.
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Yeah man this one is very strange. If there ever were any screws in this one, they probably rusted away. It looks like its actually 2 rings of pvc in the center
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:18 PM   #4
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I'd leave it where it is since replacing it would mean breaking concrete, may be large area to find where you can cut/rebuild.
The toilet bolt can be any bolt. I'd drill and epoxy stainless bolt and sink it so you don't have to recut later. 3/4 past the toilet and cover will fit and make sure the bolt is plumb to the finish floor. Depends on concrete floor level and if you are going to correct it. Similar or a bit larger than toilet bolts. You want the washer and bolt cover to fit. Vacuum out dust and make sure the hole is in a good condition concrete. Cracked or such condition may not hold the bolt.
You can build up any height difference with the wax ring, not too much since squeeze out can block the drain. Or add a new ring with screws and wax ring sandwich.
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