I got lead and it cracked a bit.

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by Adrian Luna, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Adrian Luna

    Adrian Luna New Member

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    Hi.

    I was replacing my Rialto toilet for something better.

    (MS854114S#13)

    Problem is i have a Lead / Brass flange.

    And part of the lead is missing.

    The last guy who installed the last toilet simply put a normal wax ring and installed the toilet ontop.

    Is there any easy repair? Do i need to get a plumber involved.

    I cleaned out the flange and lightly hammard the lead until the flange was tight. I thing filled the as much as i could with wax.
    I also installed the toilet a little to the right to be a little bit further away using a XL Wax ring.

    I have the toilet installed with a sign saying "Not sure if safe". If i have to pull it off and get it done right i will.

    Thank you

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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    It's a bit sketchy, but may work.
    Is this over a crawl space? Or on a second floor?

    We sometimes, if they are not sealing, will go to the trouble of removing the lead bend and replacing it. Not a simple job. There are many, many lead bends out there still in use. Every so often, one gets replaced.
  3. Adrian Luna

    Adrian Luna New Member

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    Location:
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    This is on a Second floor.
    I figured if i wanted to replace this id have to tear apart the bathroom down stairs to do it.
    I think its working a few people have used the toilet and its been fine
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    If the lead reaches the copper flange, it might be able to be soldered to it using a big soldering iron, NOT a torch.
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