Need Advice on Closet Flange

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by pmontelo, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. pmontelo

    pmontelo New Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    Hi All,

    I'm hoping someone can give me a bit of good advice on my closet flange.

    I'm just getting ready to put a new toilet on after a complete bathroom remodel and I'm not sure if my old cast iron toilet flange is going to give me a good seal.

    I've attached some pictures.

    I am not familiar enough with old closet flanges to know what I'm looking at, but it appears like the chunks of missing material might either be parts of the old wax ring, or maybe some caulking that was used to attach the flange to the 4" cast iron pipe.

    Anyway, what would I need to do with this before putting on a new wax ring and the toilet?

    Thanks for the help!

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Feb 25, 2008
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    If it was mine, I'd replace the whole flange. There are repair parts available, but the overall appearance of the flange makes me question the wisdom of trying to patch it. After all, you want a flange to last 40, 50, or more years.
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    The flange looks better than the pipe!

    Ideally, you'd have removed the flange, put the tile down, mounted a new flange on top of the finished floor, then installed a toilet. Because the flange is flush with th efinished floor, you'll want to use a thick wax ring.

    See what the pros have to say.
Similar Threads: Need Advice
Forum Title Date
Toilet Forum discussions Need Advice on Toto Toilet and Washlet Nov 10, 2016
Toilet Forum discussions Need Advice: 10-inch rough-in for small space Apr 23, 2016
Toilet Forum discussions Need advice on replacement toilet for restaurant Dec 28, 2015
Toilet Forum discussions need advice on replacing case 3000 Nov 19, 2015
Toilet Forum discussions Toilet related tenant problem - need advice on water leak usage! Apr 11, 2015

Share This Page