Toilet Flange Lid Stuck (1 pic)

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by zerolast, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. zerolast

    zerolast New Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a Datey toilet flange with the lid stuck on it. Appears a small amount of the concrete I laid about 4 years ago got in between the lid and the flange opening. I'm thinking this is a screw on lid, but I could be wrong. Any help is much appreciated. FYI: There was a little protruding plastic piece on top I thought I could strike with a hammer and screwdriver to twist the flange and it quickly broke off.

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  2. Jerome2877

    Jerome2877 In the Trades

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    Thats a knockout flange, it needs to be brocken out. I use a screw and drill it in to the center so I can hold on to it with a set of channel locks ( makes sure it doesn't fall down the drain) then hit around the edge with a hammer until you can pull it out.
  3. zerolast

    zerolast New Member

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    Much appreciated. Guess my google skills aren't what they used to be...could not find what this was anywhere. Thanks again!

  4. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    I was gonna say the same, because the one I have, not yet installed (mine is a Sioux chief brand) has a label on it telling you how to remove it.:D

    here is the link:

    http://www.siouxchief.com/Resource_/ProductMedia/179/TKO brochure 3-06.pdf
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