How do you remove the cover on a PVC toilet flange?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by diecastdawg, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. diecastdawg

    diecastdawg New Member

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    How do you remove the temporary cover on a PVC toilet flange? Mine has a tab on top, but when I try to twist it off, it won't budge. Thanks.
  2. 3m

    3m New Member

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    The tab is to hold onto it while you smack it with a hammer to keep it from dropping into the drain. I usually take a flat screwdriver and start it breaking then lightly tap it with a hammer all the way around
  3. Basement_Lurker

    Basement_Lurker One who lurks

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    Those test plates are still fused pretty good to the toilet flange, so you will need a few hard hits with a hammer to bash it free. Once you bash a hole into it, you can usually rip the rest off with a pair of pliers to be on the safe side; you have to be careful that you don't accidentally hit the flange portion with the hammer and crack it!
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