broken drain pipe

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by klutz, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. klutz

    klutz New Member

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    After removing an old toilet, when I pulled up the old flange, it caught on the lip of the drain pipe and cracked the drain pipe along about 2" of the circumference (where it flares out). Is there anything I can use to seal this or am I pretty much screwed?
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Sealing would likely not work. It is repairable, but this may not be a DIY job you will want to tackle. I suggest you hire a plumber to repair the pipe and install a new flange. You'll be time and money ahead.
  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Can you post a picture of it?

    A pipe may be cast iron, lead, copper, ABS or PVC
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