: I am looking at a lead lip and pipe that the toilet is attached to (and the flange is under) and it
: extends about 10 inches down where it meets the cast bell for the soil pipe.
: I am going to replace the toilet but the lip on that holds the flange on is broken in one spot.
: I am assuming that it is lead soldered into the bell.
: Question: Can I remove this lead pipe and convert to PVC? This is my choice, and hence the real
: question. How to remove the pipe. will a propane torch be enough to melt the solder. Should I cut
: the lead pipe and ripe it out, the lead pipe is very soft?
Yes, you can cut out the lead pipe and replace with PVC. Once the lead is out, you can use a rubber bushing that is made for just this purpose.