View Full Version : Removing Leaded Closet Flange
06-23-2006, 03:09 PM
Hi, I searched the forum for my situation but came up empty. When we moved into our house the second floor toilet was leaking for a long time which rotted the subfloor around it. The closet flange is leaded into cast iron. How do I best go about removing it from the iron pipe so that I can install the subfloor properly?
A response would be greatly appreciated.
06-23-2006, 04:02 PM
Select a drill bit that is small enough to just fit between the flange and the pipe. Make a series of holes through the lead all of the way around - swiss cheese it. Then, take a screwdriver or something else that will fit in the holes and pry what's left of the lead out. Pick out the oakum packing, and pull it apart.
Hammer and chisel applied to both sides where the bolt slots are located.
06-24-2006, 07:04 AM
HJ is right, that works best for me and it only takes about 60 seconds...............Just give it a good whack....