Flange broken


Old 02-13-00, 05:25 PM
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I have just removed an old toilet in my basement and had trouble with one of the bolts connected to the flange. I picked up the lower part of the toilet and I thought this freed the bolt, but cracked the flange!

The flange seems to be connected to the sewer pipe. What do you recommend when replacing the toilet. Is there any way to replace the flange? I believe I can still bolt the new toilet on one side, but what do you suggest to do with the cracked side. How should I bolt?
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Old 02-14-00, 06:39 AM
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Hi John:

I did the same thing recently in our master bathroom.

I got a new flange ring, put the bolts through and screwed the flange to the floor.

Unless I'm wrong, the only use for the flange is to bold the toilet to the floor so it doesn't move.

Make sure you get a new wax ring and clean out any old wax before you install your new toilet.

I'm going to send this over to plumbing to get their thoughts.

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