busted flange

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by PaulB, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. PaulB

    PaulB New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    I am replacing a toilet. When I pulled the old one, I saw that the flange (PVC) is broken. It sits directly on top of ceramic tile and is 1/2" high. I haven't been able to find a repair kit yet, but even if I can, there's not really any gap between the flange and the tile to slide the metal piece under the flange. I have found a piece that I can sit on top, but the heads of the lag screws I will have to use will be right about 3/4", which is all the room I have under the toilet.

    My question is, if I patch the flange in this way, will there be enough room for the wax to seal? Would a waxless seal be an option with an irregular flange surface? Should I just cut the pipe and install a new flange? I can access below the floor.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. markts30

    markts30 Commercial Plumber

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Occupation:
    Commercial Plumber
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Best repair would be to replace the flange (from below if required)...
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
Similar Threads: busted flange
Forum Title Date
Toilet Forum discussions Repairing a PVC closet flange without removing tile Jan 15, 2015
Toilet Forum discussions Need to confirm solution for CI flange that is too high Jan 8, 2015
Toilet Forum discussions Cast Iron Flange leaded on an ABS Pipe, replacing flange Jan 3, 2015
Toilet Forum discussions PVC Flange not connected to metal ring? Dec 7, 2014
Toilet Forum discussions Flange not fastened to the floor at all? Dec 6, 2014

Share This Page