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Old 07-17-2015, 09:45 PM   #1
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Help! toilet flange question


Hey Everyone, I'm new to plumbing so I could use some help. I have a 1964 house with crawl space and I am trying to remodel my bathroom.
The bathroom had old tile with about 2" mud set. I have removed the mud and tiles.

My toilet however is now causing me problems.

When I removed the toilet I found it had been leaking due to a crack where the cast iron flange (?) connects to a lead drain pipe. (The lead pipe connects with a cast iron closet drain pipe about a foot down- this looks to be okay). So I am wondering how to fix the flange?

Can I repair the pipe somehow?
Should I get a new flange?

I plan on installing plywood then backerboard then my new tiles. I am worried that the height of the toilet flange will be too high since it was already 3/4" higher than the old tile.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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Whole lot easier to do what your doing if you snap off the old drain below the floor.
Install a hubless connector and run a new piece of PVC and new flange once the subfloor and tile is done so the flange is sitting even with the finished floor.
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Whole lot easier to do what your doing if you snap off the old drain below the floor.
Install a hubless connector and run a new piece of PVC and new flange once the subfloor and tile is done so the flange is sitting even with the finished floor.
Basically, what he said. Also, show some pictures with the mud and everything removed, it would give a better idea how to help, and if you could take a photo underneath. It could be a pretty simple fix, but if there is a crack anywhere, you want to replace that part without a doubt.
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