Replacing/Fixing Ring for Toilet

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Posted by: from Mississauga
7/27/2011 at 10:34:14 AM

Hello Everyone,

I just bought a new toilet and when i when i removed the old one this morning i noticed that the ring that secures the toilet to the ground/pipe is broken. From what i can see and have read, this is part of the piping that is glued/attached directly below the subfloor which means I would either have to tear up my flooring in the bathroom and/or the ceiling below.

I've attached a picture to show you the damage. Is there anything that can be done to utilize or fix the existing fixture? I really don't want to or can afford to start tearing things up/down to fix this.

I would really, really appreciate any advice you can provide!

replacing/fixing ring for toilet
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Date/Time7/27/2011 at 11:16:57 AM

Hi Gerald! There are kits you can buy from your local hardware that can help you with that. In the past what I have done is cut the flange right out and sanded the existing pipe in the floor and glued a new flange onto it. But that may be past your expertise. However, as I said there are kits available to help you with your problem. Just go into the plumbing section and look for a flange repair kit. Hope this helps.


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Gerald in Mississauga
Date/Time7/27/2011 at 11:21:58 AM

Thanks Brent...that's exactly what i was hoping to hear!

Your da man!

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Date/Time7/28/2011 at 5:21:29 PM

Hi Gerald.

Brent is correct in that there are kits available. However, the flange should not brake as illustrated. Before you replace the flange, it is important to correct any structural deficiency that would be causing this failure.


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