|Posted by hj on April 30, 2003 at 17:52:18:|
|In response to Re: Can I remove a leaded closet flange, or do I need a pro?|
Removing the old flange is easy. About two whacks with a hammer and chisel should do it. There are several options for replacing it, ranging from a new cast iron flange leaded to your riser pipe, to compression flanges with 4 bolts to clamp it on.
: Two updates:
: 2) Dave K - Thanks for the reply. Maybe I'm mistaken, but I don't think that my flange is lead - I think it is cast iron and it is "leaded in", which I interpreted to mean that lead was jammed in between the stack pipe and the cast flange assembly. I think if I hit the flange with a mallet it will crack the way my cast iron tub did when I took that out.
: : I had almost the identical situation; same age house, same tile floor w/ a wire mesh, lead closet bend.
: : My intent was to re-do the flooring. When I gutted the bathroom and took out the toilet, I realized there was no closet flange; the toilet was simply bolted to the floor.
: : Rather than worry about replacing the lead closet bend with a PVC bend, I just laid down the new sub floor and new tile, and pounded the lead flange "lip" over the new tile with a mallet(the 5/8" you speak of should be soft enough to tap down over the new material). Unless your lead flange is cracked or broken, I wouldn't worrry about replacing it. As long as the new wax ring on your toilet seals up over the opening, you should be good to go.
: : Plus, if it lasted 50 years as it was, why would it not last another 50?
: : Dave K
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