Toilet flange on lead bend
Posted by Ted Lackner on November 22, 1999 at 19:41:46:
I'm getting ready to retile my mother's bathroom floor, removing current tile set in mud (a total thickness of about 1 1/4 inch).
I'll put in 1/2 to 3/4 inch of WonderBoard beneath the new tile. The floor is a concrete slab.

My problem is that the brass flange is almost completely separated from the lead closet bend. The original (purported!) plumber
never attached the flange to the floor in any way.

I'm prepared to properly attach the flange to the concrete floor, and am not looking for advice on that.
My question is about attaching the brass flange to the lead bend. From one of Terry's earlier
replies, it sounds like all I need do is hammer the lead over the flange - - no soldering, relying on the wax to
make the seal. I'll have plenty of the closet bend to work with, since I would like to drop the finished floor level
by 1/2 to 3/4 inch anyway. Can it be this easy?

Please, your recommendations for the simplest, but quality, solution.

Thanks in advance.

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