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Old 02-11-2009, 05:06 PM   #1
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Default Any Plumbers out there?

Any plumbers out there willing to help me with a problem with a closet flange? Here's the issue:

I'm remodeling my bathroom and when I removed my old toilet I noticed 2 issues: (1) the closet flange is cracked and (2) the flange is not attached to the subfloor. The existing flange is PVC as is the sewer pipe. It is on a concrete slab foundation.

It appears that one of the previous owners had replaced the original closet flange but in order to get access to cut the sewer pipe, the concrete subfloor was chipped away leaving no concrete left to screw tapcons into. Thus, the closet flange and, therefore, the toilet is only supported by the sewer pipe - not a good situation.

Ordinarially, in order to fix the cracked flange, I'd use either a spanner flange or other flange repair kit (super ring, etc.) but without the concrete I have nothing to screw tapcons into. My main concern is that the existing closet flange is not attached to the subfloor in any way - it is resting on a bit of concrete leftover after the subfloor was chipped away.

Anyone have any suggestions of how to fix this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 02-11-2009, 05:20 PM   #2
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A pic would help. But, if I am reading you right, why now mix up some concrete and repair the chipped up concrete?


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Old 02-11-2009, 05:24 PM   #3
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A pic would help. But, if I am reading you right, why now mix up some concrete and repair the chipped up concrete?
I think that is probably the solution, the problem is, I'm unsure how deep the hole is and I didn't know if I could cause any issues by pouring quickset concrete down there. I'm in a condo and didn't want to take any chances that I screw up mine or my neighbors plumbing somehow. Is it OK for PVC to be encased in concrete?

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+1 to filling it back in with concrete. Grab some of the quick setting stuff and pack it in. The rest of the PVC is already encased in concrete so it's certainly not a problem.
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Thanks to both of you for your help. I think what I'll do is remove the existing flange, pour quickset around the existing pipe, then install a new flange.
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It's probably ABS plastic, its black?

If it's white or gray, it would probably be PVC.

As what has already been stated, use some cement and fill it in!

Make sure you get a new gasket too, don't use the wax ring they have started to ban use of them in different regions (currently illegal to install in a commercial building in Ontario Canada, soon to be banned in residential use). You can grab a synthetic gasket from your local hardware store for a few bux.

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time to get a japanese toilet lol
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It's probably ABS plastic, its black?

If it's white or gray, it would probably be PVC.

As what has already been stated, use some cement and fill it in!

Make sure you get a new gasket too, don't use the wax ring they have started to ban use of them in different regions (currently illegal to install in a commercial building in Ontario Canada, soon to be banned in residential use). You can grab a synthetic gasket from your local hardware store for a few bux.

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Thanks for your input. - It is white PVC. Wax rings are still code here in Massachusetts. Out of curiosity, do you know why they are banning them for residential usage in parts of Canada?
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time to get a japanese toilet lol

Now that's a good unit right there
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Now that's a good unit right there
Adds new meaning to pop a squat...


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