How can I get this toilet flange out?

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Old 11-25-18, 09:23 AM
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How can I get this toilet flange out?

I hope the pictures tell the story. This toilet was leaking and found the flange broken. Been working on it but having trouble getting it out. Afraid it is original and concrete was poured on it and jackhammer is only solution? Can I break enough of the flange off and put a repair flange over it?

Any pointers/help??
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Old 11-25-18, 01:37 PM
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Looks like the flange is held in with lead & oakum. You can drill 1/4" holes in the lead and pry it out. Or -- if you're very careful not to hurt the pipe -- crack the existing flange with hammer & chisel and pull it out. It's probably best to remove the lead & oakum before whacking on it.

I'm partial to cast-iron instaset flanges for a set-it-and-forget-it solution. You'll have to chip a little more concrete to get it in.

 
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Old 11-26-18, 09:18 AM
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Thanks Steve.

I ended up chiseling it away till it was at least flush with the pipe and put on the flange like you linked. Appreciate it!
 
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