Readers ask: How To Replace Toilet Flange In Concrete Floor?

Is the toilet flange glued to the pipe?

This toilet flange is designed to glue on the inside of the pipe or expand inside the pipe. If it isn’t, then you will have to cut away the old flange. If the plastic pipe has a 3-inch inside diameter, you’ll have to remove the old flange from the outside of the pipe.

What happens if toilet flange is broken?

A toilet flange has a metal or plastic ring that holds the toilet to the floor, and when the ring breaks, it can render the toilet unusable. If the toilet rocks because the flange is no longer holding it securely, the wax ring seal can break, water can begin to seep out and problems quickly multiply.

How do I know if I need a new toilet flange?

If you notice a lot of water pooling at the base of your toilet and inspect to find that your flange is cracked or broken, it’s time for a replacement.



Signs of potential flange damage:

  1. Any leak from the bottom of your toilet.
  2. Unpleasant odors.
  3. A loose toilet that shifts or rocks.

When should I replace toilet flange?

Do you have to replace the flange when you get a new toilet or can you just replace the wax ring? No, simply replace wax ring or seal (rubber gasket seals are becoming more popular). However if you notice damage to the floor, or flange, you may want to replace them depending on the severity of damage.

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Should a toilet flange be flush with the floor?

The toilet flange needs to be on top of the finished floor. Meaning the bottom edge of the flange needs to be on the same plane as the toilet. So if your toilet sits on the tile, the flange needs to be on top of the tile too. The spacing of the toilet exit “horn” and sealing surface is designed for this height.

Should PVC toilet flange be glued?

pvc flange should be glued into a pvc pipe. IT would have been less of a problem if a plumber had made the replacement. Use a “good” flange and you will not have to do it again. Caulk is NOT glue.

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