Cast Iron Toilet Flange

Old 07-25-04, 06:32 PM
Scot Jackson
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Angry Cast Iron Toilet Flange

I am remodeling a bathroom and had to lay down new subfloor. In the process of putting the subfloor down I though I would remove the toilet flange to cut a more precise hole. This did not seem to work as well as I would have liked. I can not get the flange off. I does not seem to be threaded so I noticed a ring of what looks to be soft metal in between the flange and orginal pipe. It does not look to be threaded because the flange can not turn 360 degrees due to the flange being down to far on the bend of the original pipe. Help, I tried to take the soft metal ring out and lightly tap the flange off but I am concerned about breaking the pipe. How does this flange fit on the orginal pipe and how do I replace it?

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Old 07-25-04, 07:09 PM
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This cast iron toilet flange is leaded in.
If you have to replace it, you have to melt the lead out with a torch.
It would be best to cut the subfloor and flooring to fit around and under the flange. If the old flange is rusted or damaged, you can get a flange repair plate to fit under the lip of the flange to repiar it.
Good luck!

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