Re: I have a toilet flange problem
Posted by Deb on March 22, 2004 at 19:40:51:
In response to Re: I have a toilet flange problem
: I recently removed the toilet from my upstairs bathroom and after cleaning off the old wax ring I noticed that the flange was cracked on one side and the floor underneath the other side was a bit hollow. I'm not sure if the hole was off center or if the floor had rotted away. There was no leaking, nor did I have water damage on the ceiling below. Also, I was able to remove all the screws fairly easily, but of course the flange would not come off because it was sealed with pipe dope. I did have to saw off the screw on the hollow side of the floor before removing the toilet because the screw just kept spinning when I tried to loosen the bolt. My saw worked perfectly and was kind of fun. My question is, can I use a flange repair kit and proceed with installing the new toilet?

I always double nut my closet bolts. The bolts are washered and nutted to the flange and then the toilet is set and the next set of washers and bolts to hold the toilet down.
The Pipewench

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