Cracked toilet flange

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by ralph18, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. ralph18

    ralph18 New Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    Hello experts,

    I removed my toilet after ripping up the linoleum in my bathroom to install a tile floor. After having difficulty removing one of the two bolts between the bowl and floor (bolt spun freely), I got the toilet off the floor. After removal, I noticed that the ~10 year old flange is is bad shape.

    Recommendations on replacing the flange? Do you need a special tool?

    I want to take care of this before laying tile in the immediate area, based on the most recent flange post / cracked tile story...

    Thanks in advance for your ideas


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  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    You can leave the old metal flange there, and use a repair flange over it.

    Most hardware stores carry one for that purpose.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    A better way is to remove the flange and use a two piece "hinged" replacement flange that will take its place.
  5. tlesher

    tlesher New Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Toilet Flange Removal Tool

    There's a tool for removing 4 inch toilet flanges called the FlangeBuster. It attaches to a power drill.

    Check it out at
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