Broken toilet cast iron drain pipe

Users who are viewing this thread

Hagrid

New Member
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Location
Detroit Michigan
The cast iron flange on my 4" toilet drain needed to be replaced. (I rather not say why). I removed all of the packing around the outside of the pipe, which in hind sight, I may not have needed to do. I purchased an Otey cast iron screw in flange. I lubed the threads, was I saw on some videos, and inserted it into the pipe. Started screwing and, after screwing in a few turns, got too hard to screw any more. I removed it and started over multiple times, with no success. Finally, i pounded it with a rubber mallet thinking the result would be the same as screwing it. Big mistake. A 2"wide part of the iron pipe broke off to a depth of about 4". A clean break. Just one piece, no fragments. What can I do, besides call a plumber? Here are some thoughts I had. A) Since I can put the piece back in, I can apply pressure from the outside, and it stays on perfectly. I thought if I filled the void around the pipe with cement, let it dry, then clean the inside of the pipe, apply a layer of epoxy, let it dry, then put in a different type of flange. B) insert some kind of liner 6"-8" long into the pipe and fill the void around the outside of the pipe with something. All I could find online was repair to a much deeper break or crack. Can you please advise me? I would say i have above average mechanical skills.
 

Attachments

  • 20240105_152916.jpg
    20240105_152916.jpg
    139.1 KB · Views: 57

Hagrid

New Member
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Location
Detroit Michigan
Additional photos
 

Attachments

  • 20240105_152942.jpg
    20240105_152942.jpg
    115.5 KB · Views: 53
  • 20240105_152929.jpg
    20240105_152929.jpg
    129.5 KB · Views: 67
  • 20240105_153120.jpg
    20240105_153120.jpg
    126.5 KB · Views: 55
Top
Hey, wait a minute.

This is awkward, but...

It looks like you're using an ad blocker. We get it, but (1) terrylove.com can't live without ads, and (2) ad blockers can cause issues with videos and comments. If you'd like to support the site, please allow ads.

If any particular ad is your REASON for blocking ads, please let us know. We might be able to do something about it. Thanks.
I've Disabled AdBlock    No Thanks