Toilet flange removal and replace

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by kingnus, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. kingnus

    kingnus New Member

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    The waste pipe is 3.0 inch and I believe the flange fits over the 3.0 inch. The waste pipe is located between 2 , 2x10 joist with about 1/2 clearance. Does not seem to be room to cut the pipe to remove the flange from below the floor. . Can this be cut from above and from inside the pipe.
    Chuck
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    For probably less than $20, you can buy an internal pipe cutter. Fits on your drill. Hopefully, you'll have enough clearance to use a coupler once you cut out that section, or you'll need to cut it back further and replace that section.
  3. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    Do not replace the flange with one that fits inside the 3" pipe. This would constrict the pipe diameter too much. (You could do that with a 4" pipe.)
  4. kingnus

    kingnus New Member

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    Thanks to all.

    Thanks for the info.
    Chuck
  5. Plumber Jim

    Plumber Jim Member

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    You should be able to squeeze a sawzall blade in a 1/2 space just me careful not to cut into the floor.
  6. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Why are you removing and replacing the flange?:confused:

    If its because the painted steel ring is rusted out you do not need to replace the whole flange.
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