Closet Flange Under Toilet Help

Old 09-18-02, 09:25 AM
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Closet Flange Under Toilet Help

I was in the process of replacing my wax gasket on my leaking toilet with a WAX-Free gasket, when I noticed my closet flange was broken. I would like to be able to replace this flange, but it seems as though it is connected to my waste pipe. I followed this pipe bend to the basement and I can't figure out how to seperate this pipe.

Is there a way to pull this old flange off from the pipe and put a full new flange on? I unscrewed the 3 screws that seemed to hold it in place, but no luck! Do I have to replace part of the waste pipe? I read about some sort of repair strap called the Gapper Flange Repair Strap, but I do not know if this is the best solution.

Thanks in advance!
Old 09-18-02, 04:55 PM
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It would be far easier just to get a repair kit for the flange.
Good luck!
Old 09-18-02, 06:23 PM
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I am assuming that you are talking about a cast iron flange that has broken. I have attached some links for how to repair or replace.


Easy Fix Link: (This is the unit that resolves the problem you have with ease. They do work and work well)

THIS IS FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE FLANGE UNIT ONLY: I also am assuming that your existing flange is a lead-in so you will have to remove the lead between the flange and the drain pipe - BE CAREFULL AND DO THIS GINGERLY - CAST IRON DOES BREAK EASY. Depending on the size of pipe, you would need the appropriate size Torque set closet flange (Heavy duty torque set cast iron closet flange with compression seal to waste line) (3 or 4 inch)

or (finger flange - fits inside existing pipe)

Hope this helps you!
Old 09-22-02, 01:03 PM
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Thanks for all your help!

The closet flange was made of a PVC type material. I ended getting a flexible hand saw and saw the flange off. Then I replaced it with a new copper flange that I screwed down and put silicone sealent between that and the waster pipe.

After using a new WAX-Free seal everything seemed to work well.

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