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Old 01-24-02, 11:04 AM
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I had to put in a new toilet. But when I took off the old one I saw I had to also repair the toilet flange. I have an older home so I think it has been their awhile. I can not get the screws out of the old flange!!!! I don't know what to do? I don't want to mess with them too much in fear off strepping the screws. If anybody knows how to fix this problem so I don't have to hire a plumber. It would really help!!!!!
 
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Old 01-24-02, 11:15 AM
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Go to your local building supply store (lowe's, HD) and ask in the plumbing department for a flange repair plate (I think that's what its called).
 
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Old 01-24-02, 12:14 PM
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Are you talking about the bolts that hold the toilet to the floor? Do these bolts appear to screw into the flange? Are these what your talking about?
 
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Old 01-24-02, 12:25 PM
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Im talking about the screws that hold in the flange to the wood floor. I can't get them out. Any ideas?
 
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Old 01-24-02, 12:45 PM
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Phillips head or straight sloted, they should unscrew from there. What type of flange is the old one, plastic or metal?
 
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The old flange has straight screws in it and it is metal.
 
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Are you wanting to replace this flange, is this why your trying to remove the screws?
 
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I have to replace the old flange because it is broken and the bolts that hold the toilet to the flange were rusty and one bolt was missing.
 
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Old 01-24-02, 01:27 PM
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Replacing the flange, you will need to cut the old one out, do this from under the house, I might recommend calling a plumber to help out on this.
 
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