Re: Toilet Flange
Posted by Flange not clay on July 25, 19100 at 15:11:51:
In response to Re: Toilet Flange
: I have a basement toilet with clay type flange. Looks like a cement 4" pipe from sewer. Need to replace bolts but clay is too soft. Do I just insert new 3" flange and bolt to soft clay? Or do a replace the clay? but with what?
: thanks
: bobbe

The flange isn't clay. The bolts cant be replaced because the clay is too soft? Something isn't right. VCP (Vitreous China Pipe) (Clay) is so very hard that its brittle. You couldn't bolt into it. The toilet flange is either metal or plastic and metal is connected to clay with a rubber (band seal) coupling that uses what looks like hose clamps to connect. If it looks like a cement 4 inch sewer main and the flange looks fairly good, but the bolts are loose, you can try pulling the existing bolts from the cement floor, drilling deeper, inserting lead anchors and using new bolts to thread into (and expand) those anchors for a secure fit and tight flange hold down.

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