View Full Version : Cracked toilet flange

06-09-2005, 09:52 PM
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


06-09-2005, 11:10 PM
You can leave the old metal flange there, and use a repair flange over it.

Most hardware stores carry one for that purpose.

06-10-2005, 07:03 AM
A better way is to remove the flange and use a two piece "hinged" replacement flange that will take its place.

04-01-2006, 05:07 PM
There's a tool for removing 4 inch toilet flanges called the FlangeBuster. It attaches to a power drill.

Check it out at http://www.flangebuster.com