Inside of toilet PVC pipe has cut marks - an issue?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by arnav, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. arnav

    arnav Member

    Aug 23, 2013
    In the process of taking out a 4" all plastic PVC toilet flange for the first time I left a few cut marks on the inside of the pipe from the saw I used to cut the "quarters." I should have cut less. Taking it out with a chisel was not a problem so there was really not a reason to cut more vs. less. Oh well, I will know better for the next toilet... The cuts are about 2" to 3" down and maybe 1/32" deep.

    Anyhow, is this an issue if I prime and glue a new inside flange?

    Should I just use an outside 4" flange to remove any doubt? I have enough space around the pipe.

  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    The outlet of the toilet is 2" dropping into a 4" pipe.
    It won't make a bit of difference. Glue up!
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  4. arnav

    arnav Member

    Aug 23, 2013
    **** sigh of relief ***

    Thanks a million...

    I got paranoid from all the DIY videos that showed how to take the flange out which really emphasized not touching the pipe. Probably still a good idea / best practice but like you say don't compromise anything if the pipes has some cut marks on it.

    Thanks again.
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