Replacement of Hold Down Ring

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by dw85745, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. dw85745

    dw85745 Member

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    The metal ring which is surrounds the ABS pipe and to which the toilet is attached is rusted out and the left side toilet bolt cannot be tightened.

    Any way to fix without ripping out the ABS?
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    flange

    I have replaced many of them without "ripping out the ABS", but you can remove that ring and then install a two piece replacement that "bolts" in its place around the existing ABS pipe.
  3. dw85745

    dw85745 Member

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    Thanks for response hcj. Will see if I can find a split ring.
    Any suggestion about getting the old ring out and off the ABS.

    One thought was a dremel tool with ginding wheel and grind through the ring on both sides to split it.
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    ring

    One side and twist it off.
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    You could also use a repair flange over the existing one. ​
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