Repairing or replacing toilet flange

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Old 02-24-04, 07:43 AM
cromeo112
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Repairing or replacing toilet flange

I am in the process of replacing the toilet in my bathroom. I had to replace the subflooring around the toilet due to a prior improper installation and the flange is severly rusted. Is there a way that I can replace the current flange without removing the old one?
 
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Old 02-24-04, 07:59 AM
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Depending upon the condition of the old flange, you may be able to slide stainless steel repair parts under the old flange to bolt the toilet to. Otherwise, you will have to have it replaced.
The flange has to be solidly bolted to the floor, with only the thickness of the flange above finished floor level, in order for the wax ring to seal properly.
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