Re: Installing a closet flange-DIY or not????
Posted by hj on February 27, 2003 at 08:06:00:
In response to Re: Installing a closet flange-DIY or not????
If the pipe in the floor is lead or cast-iron, then it is probably beyond your DIY skills. Also, if there is a flange but it has broken off, you might want to have a professional fix it.

: We need to install a new toilet in our upstaris bathroom as the old toliet is beyond repair. Unfortunetly I've been informed by the last member of the family to work on this bathroom that there is NO closet flange underneath this toliet. (What there is, I don't know-I haven't been able to get the fitting removed to take it up-the nuts are petrified to the threads and what's left of the gaskets-I sense destruction of ceramic in my near future...) So I need to know: is installing a closet flange (in a very old house on the 2d floor) where the wasn't one a DIY project? I realize this will depend on what I find when I remove the old toliet but I'd like to know if I should look into doing it myself or just call a plumber and save myself the trouble. (If is is decreed DYI I'll be back to ask the best way to go about it. :) ) Thanks!

Replies to this post