Rusted Flange Question. Unfortunately, this is in the basement and the flange is bolted straight into concrete, so it’s not a simple matter to replace the flange or use one of those metal side pieces to repair the flange. It's your choice whether to screw the flange to the concrete floor and attach the toilet to the flange, or to screw the toilet directly to the floor possibly going through holes lined up in the flange. But if your floor is severely rotted, say more than an inch beyond the flange, you’re stuck replacing the flooring around the toilet. You also need to lay down towels to pad the bowl on the floor. A forum community dedicated to Do it yourself-ers and home improvement enthusiasts. The bottom of the toilet bowl will be sealed to the toilet flange with a wax ring. To fix a broken toilet flange in concrete, follow these steps: The first step is obviously to turn off the water supply. Accommodates flange heights of between 0.5 inches above the floor (due to the removable plastic) to 1.5 inches below the floor. The biggest challenge to replacing a toilet flange on cast iron pipe is often getting the broken toilet flange free. However, installing the flange on a tile floor is different. 1. Mon, Aug 16, 2004 4:36 AM. The toilet flange holds the toilet to the floor and is also the fitting that serves as the inlet for the waste line. Donât tighten one side then move to the other side. Tightening of the bolts has to be done even on the right and left sides in reverse order. Never remove the right bolts and then the left bolts. WHAT IS THE COST OF REPLACING TOILET FLANGE AND RESETTING TOILET? Pick up the toilet again, bending at the knees and not the back. The toilet and replacement flange and drain pipe all need to be kept in position so the seal is not broken. Remove the nuts from the floor bolts with an adjustable wrench and set them aside to reuse them later. Can you guess how the floor flange is attached to the concrete floor–I don’t recall. DISCLAIMER: I am not a licensed plumber. Then, place the flange over the stub-out and turn it until the slots for the bolts that secure the toilet are by the flange's side in relation to the wall that is behind the toilet. Hello, our downstairs toilet has come loose (Concrete floor). Place newspapers or towels on the floor next to the toilet. The top section of the clay pipe had to go. Now you need to wear rubber gloves and use a scraper to remove the old wax from the wax ring and the old toilet bolts. If only the area directly below the flange is rotted, you can install a two-piece steel closet flange support. Donât rely on guesswork. Screw the Toilet Flange Onto the Concrete . That’s it- you have successfully set up a new toilet flange on a concrete floor. I noticed a leak in my drywall and found it to be my toilet from the second floor. You are now done, and your flange should sit evenly on your bathroom floor. Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by tala9999, Feb 11, 2020. tala9999 New Member. Good videos! These steps will teach you how to install a toilet flange on concrete. It's your choice whether to screw the flange to the concrete floor and attach the toilet to the flange, or to screw the toilet directly to the floor possibly going through holes lined up in the flange. I think it's joined by lead to the drain pipe. I'm trying to replace the broken rusted cast iron toilet flange in my basement. I have tried to tighten the screws but they are very badly corroded and I can't tighten them. Put the remnants in a trash bag. 3 3. comments. Now is also the time to remove the old supply line and discard it. Leave enough room to work on the toilet flange, but lay the newspapers or towels close by so you don’t have to move the toilet too far. 2. 1 1. Clean up around the bottom of the toilet and place the new wax ring on the repaired flange. I have made a repair of this type situation using a "repair flange", (just a flat, metal, flange), and a thin wax seal. super easy. if that is concrete under it like mine, after the bolts rusted out ,i just used my rechargeable hammer drill from Home Depot (50 bucks) and concrete bit ,for drilling out the old rusted bolts and on into the concrete ,the further you drill the longer the bolt you need, use two 1/4 inch concrete bolts (Blue) with toilet washers and was done.total of 30 minutes. Walk around the tub flange and install the screws after every 6 inches. Each of these requires a different approach to replacing the toilet flange. Once this was set in, the toilet bolts can be put in, a new thick wax seal used, the toilet put in, and if necessary, shims used to level the toilet. Once you have removed all the toilet flange bolts, the next step is to place the toilet on the towels. Doing so increases the risk of breaking the toilet bowl. Line the bolts up on the sides of the bowl and gently place the toilet on the repaired flange and press to the floor. With a little knowledge and preparation, virtually anyone with the right tools can replace a toilet flange on a concrete floor. I am installing this in the bathroom. Specially designed rubber gaskets that are encapsulated with wax. The screws that attach the flange to the floor have rusted out and one is broken to a useless nub (circled in pic). Photos of the floor area, rusted flange and replacement flange are attached. There is no need to spend a lot of money paying for professional repair services. off the old flange and either pour new concrete or install a "deck" of some other material. Dry fit the toilet to make sure it doesn't rock. Mind you, I've already cleaned up the area. The bottom of the flange needs to be sitting flush with (or not more than 1/8" above) the finished floor or else the toilet will rock. How to replace cast iron toilet flange on concrete floor. Replace w/a cast iron flange? But if there is a leakage, then you will have to install it again or call a plumber to do the same. If you have never made a mistake, you haven't done much. Cast Iron Pipe. as long as the lip the the old ring is held in place with is still there you can use one of them. cost to chip concrete, replace toilet flange, concrete, and tile Doing so increases the risk of breaking the toilet. they make replacement rings like the one that rusted that has the slots for the bolts etc. How to Remove Cemented Flange From a PVC Toilet Drain Pipe. Posted by 8 hours ago.
The flange has basically disintegrated. Press to the floor before securing the toilet flange to the concrete floor. Slip your repair flange spanner under the toilet flange but replace a toilet bolt in the concrete floor through the hole in your spanner for easy toilet reinstallation. 1/2. Joined: Jan 30, 2020 Location: Virginia. It goes under the flange and transfers the load of the flange and toilet (and you) out onto more solid surrounding wood. The HydroSeat offers an easy, one-piece installation that fixes wobbly or leaking toilets, and broken or damaged flanges. If using a plastic flange ring, be careful not to crack the ring by screwing the anchors in too far. Now let’s discuss Toilet flange extender – After setting every flange, make sure you screw it to the floor so it will not rise up when you tighten down the toilet. I removed the toilet and found this mess. Slip your repair flange spanner under the toilet flange but replace a toilet bolt in the concrete floor through the hole in your spanner for easy toilet reinstallation. I purchased a PVC replacement flange that is supposed to seal to the inner diameter of the existing iron pipe but 1) the floor is now uneven and 2) I need to screw the flange into the floor once it's installed in the pipe. 5. 12.