I noticed that this toilet was not secured to the floor even though the
screws on each side of the bowl were tight. I purchased a new toilet bowl
kit with gasket, flange, and screws hoping to repair this problem. However
when I removed the bowl, this is what is in the floor:
This to me doesn't look very good. Is this a major repair?
Thanks for your replies.
They make a repair flange that goes inside the pipe and expands to
fit. I've used them with success. I got mine at Lowes or Home depot, I
really don't remember which. I did run into a minor problem in that it
wouldn't go in far enough to go flush, + my pipe was slightly twisted
forcing me to get a 1/8" shim for under the toilet. Yours
however,looks like a good candidate for that repair.
On Sun, 12 Aug 2007 22:30:49 -0000, Eric in North TX
You could also break it at the next joint down below. That is, dig out
the packing and discard that pipe section. There are products to join
a newer pvc line to a cast iron connection. The guys at the local
plumbing store will stear you in the right direction. It's not a hard
job just a nasty job.
What Al says about replacement flange is just about what I was
gonna say. I got my replacement flange at the local Ma and Pa
hardware, but later saw them at Home Cheepo.
The one I did, I had to remove the old flange, but that doesn't
seem to be a concern in this case. Get the replaceement internal
flange, and have at it.
The one I did ended up needing some wood shim for under the edges
of the toilet so it wouldn't rock.
Christopher A. Young
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