Re: Toilet flange on lead bend
Posted by Dale's Plumbing Service on November 22, 1999 at 19:55:28:
In response to Re: Toilet flange on lead bend
: 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.

Ted, As an old master of this lead to brass I would solder the lead to the flange.I have seen many toilets set on lead with no flange and i have seen many flanges with the lead hammered over the flange. So I'll suggest this ...If you can screw the flange to the concrete floor then just hammer the lead over the flange cutting out a little where the bolts are.. Just be careful, you don't want to crack the lead.Doing it this way will give you no problems at all.Dale Peck LMP

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