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    Default Installing toilet repair flange

    I posted a question a few days ago (leaking flange)and appreciate the replies. I have looked for a “repair flange” but the local hardware store does not have something like that, and it will be a few days before I can get to a plumbing supply, so I don’t know what they look like of if it would work. The existing 4" ABS is sound except all the metal has been stripped off. Does a repair flange slip inside the 4" ABS (3.75" ID) without changing the height off the floor? (This site is a great help by the way, Thanks)

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    There are a number of types of repair flanges; I recommend you google "toilet repair flange" so you can get a better idea what is out there. Depending on what you have to work with, you might be able to install a new flange or a repair flange.

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    This is what you want if the metal ring has rusted off of a ABS flange.
    http://www.oatey.com/Plumber/Shared/...nt+Flange.html
    Lowes has them

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    That LOOKS like the flange to use, but the picture is not definite enough to tell. What you want is a "two piece" flange that fits around the lip where the old one was and then bolts together to "grab" it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    That LOOKS like the flange to use, but the picture is not definite enough to tell. What you want is a "two piece" flange that fits around the lip where the old one was and then bolts together to "grab" it.
    That is exactly what that flange does!

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    That is why I said, "It looks like it will work, but the picture is not precise enough". The picture looks like there is a "joint" on either side, but you cannot see if there is a bolt/screw holding them together.

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