Re: Toilet Flange
Posted by LonnythePlumber on April 24, 2003 at 22:38:58:
In response to Re: Toilet Flange
: : It is not just a pipe, there is a flared end with about a 1/2" flat surface. I can not find a flange that will either fit in or around this device. I can not cut the pipe without removing the ceramic tile and subflooring again, as it is not accessible.
: This sounds like it could be a regular metal ring closet flange--minus the metal ring. I've been to places where the ring rusted and the homeowner just pulled it off and threw it away, bolting the toilet to the floor.
: Deb
: The Pipewench

: : The "super flange" is a trade name. It is essentially a flat metal flange. It does not slip in or around the pipe, but rather sits on top of the pipe.

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: : : What is a "nonflanged connection"? If it is just a piece of pipe, why can't you install a new flange over it?

: : : : I just replaced the subflooring and put ceramic tile down in my bathroom. The previous homeowner had a non-flanged ABS connection and the toilet was secured directly to the subfloor. I feel like I should have replaced the connection with a new flange, but now it is too late. My hardware store suggested a "super flange" that is sealed against the existing pipe and then screwed to the floor.

: : : : Will this really work or did I screw up and need to pull the ceramic tile?

Deb sounds exactly correct. I did not consider that you may have plastic dwv. If you do then replace the flange. Build up underneath it and silicone the build up area to flooring. You can replace the flange from the top with careful work using a sawsall and wood chisels or you can get an internal glue flange that fits inside the pipe.
If it's cast iron (flared?) there is a plastic flange with a threads and a rubber gasket which expands against the inside of the drain pipe like the expansion plugs. They may not have received IAMPO approval yet.
To hj. I'm 57 years old and began going out with my Dad in the 60's. I've never set a toilet with putty but I have pulled them and installed flanges. I was shocked the first time I saw it. Probably before you were born.

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