Lead sleeve - what does it do?

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  1. TedL

    TedL New Member

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    I found my basement toilet drain has a lead sleeve over the flange going into the cast iron. What purpose does it serve? To smooth the inside surface when a set screw mounted flange has been used??

    If I remove this sleeve to inspect the flange and replace the toilet mounting bolts, are replacements (or substitutes) still available?
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    lead

    We would have to see a picture, because usually that lead "sleeve" is the actual drain pipe for the toilet.
     
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  4. TedL

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  5. hj

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    pictures

    You were too close and/or used too high of a resolution for the pictures. They are huge and blurred.
     
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    Clicking on the link and resizing the Explorer window to about a quarter of the screen lets them show well.
     
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