Re: Replacing Cast Iron Toilet Flange
Posted by hj on May 29, 2002 at 23:40:11:
In response to Re: Replacing Cast Iron Toilet Flange
Of all the ways to replace a flange, that would be about the last one I would attempt. It is not that big a deal to install a new cast-iron flange. You would probably need to have a plumber cut off the cast iron, and he could install a flange faster.

: I am replace a toilet in my 1962 house. The seal (lead and oakum?) between the cast iron flange and the cast iron soil pipe was completely shot and when I lifted up the toilet, the flange came with it.

: My current plan is to cut off a vertical section of the cast iron soil pipe and replace it with ABS attached with a fernco boot. This will let me attach a brand new ABS flange.

: My questions:
: 1. Is this my best course of action?
: 2. What do you recommend to cut the cast iron? I've never worked with it and have heard that chain cutters can be tricky on older cast iron (is 40 years old considered older)?

: Thanks!

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