changing cast iron flange

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by neenee, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. neenee

    neenee New Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    My toilet was wobbley so i removed it and i have a cast iron flange connected to a cast iron pipe. the flange was broken on one side and i broke the other side trying to get it lose. How can i remove it. I tried using the repair flange kit but they wouldn't tighten straight and the toilet still moved. any advice.
  2. plumber1

    plumber1 Plumber

    Aug 7, 2005

    Whack the flange with a hammer. It will crack and you will be able to pry it off. Save the lead ring that is inside the flange right now.

    You need a couple strands of oakum and means to pack the oakum and melt and pour that molten lead. Then you need a tool to pack the lead in tight.

    If you decide to go that route, come back and ask, because you will get several good answers.
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  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    Working with cast iron pipe, oakum, and molten lead is not really a job for a DIYer. You should hire a professional for this one.
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