Re: toilet screws in concrete - need flange?
Posted by Terry Love on January 21, 2004 at 20:51:08:
In response to Re: toilet screws in concrete - need flange?

: I removed a toilet to replace my linoleum with ceramic tile (on a concrete slab). Upon removing the toilet, I discovered that a traditional flange was not used but the toilet screws were embeded in the concrete. The wax ring/sleeve rested directly on the concrete. Now that the tile is down Im ready to reinstall the toilet. My question is: Do I need to attach a new flange to the concrete if the screws are already in place? Thanks for your help!

If you can bolt it down, then that's all you need for that.
A flange is use to secure the waste pipe and to hold the "closet bolts".
If you can set threaded bolts into the concrete, fine.
Most of the time, I find that the existing bolts are unusable though. In those cases, I find a way to attach a repair ring that holds new closet bolts.
Terry Love

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