toilet/sewer pipe repair

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Old 06-20-03, 07:55 PM
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toilet/sewer pipe repair

I'm pretty new to some of these do-it-yourself projects.

I just removed an old toilet. I didn't realize the "flange" (not sure of terms) came off with it. It looks as though it "broke." The pipe is still pretty even with the floor, but it's all jagged.

Is this normal? If not, what can I do to repair it?
 
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Old 06-20-03, 08:25 PM
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No, the flange is not supposed to come off with the toilet. It is supposed to be leak-proof connected to the closet bend drain pipe and bolted to the floor, and then the toilet is bolted to the flange.
What type of pipe is it? ABS black plastic? PVC white plastic? Other?
Is it over a basement or crawlspace?
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Old 06-24-03, 06:51 PM
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Thanks for confirming that!

The pipe looks to be cast iron. It's over a basement.
 
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Old 06-24-03, 07:06 PM
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Cut the closet bend pipe in the basement (put something under it to support it) with a rented snap-cutter or reciprocating saw with a metal-cutting blade, replace the toilet flange with white plastic PVC, and connect the PVC to the cast iron with a Fernco coupling (neoprene black rubber sleeve with two large pipe clamps) or a no-hub connector.
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Old 06-24-03, 07:32 PM
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OldGuy is corrct in the advice he gave you.They have come out with a few new fittings in the last few years just for this purpose.It is made out of pvc.It has a gasket at the bottom and tightens in wth an allen wrench.If you have a plumbing supply house close to you.Ask for a 4"street compression closet flange.You stick this down in pipe and tighten allen screws then screw flange to floor.They also have one without allen screws that just twist into pipe.I tested both of these in my on house for one year without any clogging problems.If you cannot find these fittings then i would follow OldGuys advice for it is good advice.
 
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Old 06-24-03, 07:38 PM
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You do have another option, go to a plumbing supply house and ask for a 4" insta-set closet flange, this flange slips over the outside edge of the cast pipe, and an gasket tightens up onto the pipe by the bolts on the top of the flange.

 
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Old 06-28-03, 09:59 PM
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Thanks! That sounds a lot easier and more straight forward!
 
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