removing a toilet flange.. ?


Hi, i am trying to replace a broken/rusted flange. and i think it is made of plastic. It is glued to the a PVC pipe (black) - which is the sewer pipe. what are the methods to remove the old flange ? i can see if i can put in a hack saw and saw the flange - but then i will be taking out part of the sewer pipe with it too.. are there any other methods ??
thanks, +ravi
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Before you decide to replace it, check out places like Ace Hardware, Home Depot, or Lowes and look for a metal ring that just goes over the old broken one. They make them for broken flanges.

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On 01/01/2010 02:25 AM, Ravi wrote:

Just saw off the sewer pipe of in the basement and replace a section with a new flange. Not difficult nor expensive.
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Also what I would do, but you may not be that bold or have the tools.
Any decent supply house will have more than one repair option for the type of flange you have.
Not likely you will find it at the BORG (big old retail giant).
Colbyt
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re: "a broken/rusted flange. and i think it is made of plastic."
Plastic doesn't rust.
You're sure it's plastic?
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DerbyDad03 wrote:

the flange itself was made of plastic - but the nuts and everything around it rusted. Upon removal, i find out that the flange itself is broken - so the toilet bolts couldn't stick.
I sawed off the whole top of the flange and then inserted a new flange and bolted it down using a flange ring too.
see: http://tinyurl.com/yd3ow8l
thanks for all your ideas ! +ravi
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