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gmcdougall
toilet installation in basement of 60 yr old house

toilet in basement bathroom of 60 yr old house appears to have been installed directly onto concrete floor, that is, no flange that i can see, just the two bolts protruding from the concrete floor. so when the toilet is off, all you can see is the hub of the 4 inch cast iron pipe. i got one of those pvc flanges which are supposed to tighten into the 4 inch cast iron pipe, but it doesn`t reach past the hub, which of course is too big for this adaptor to work. any ideas other than breaking up the floor to cut off the flange?
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gerry

JLMCDANIEL
Re: toilet installation in basement of 60 yr old house

The purpose of the flange is to provide an attachment for the toilet bolts the bolts set in the concrete accomplishes this without the flange.
Jack

Fencepost
Re: toilet installation in basement of 60 yr old house

When you re-set the toilet, if you use a wax ring with a plastic extension, I would think that you'd be OK. If the bolts are still good, that's what I'd do.

I have seen where there IS a flange, but it's set in the concrete and not (very) visible. That is, it's not raised above the floor like it would be in a wood-framed floor.

hippified
Re: toilet installation in basement of 60 yr old house

i would install a new pvc flange. the flange in conjunction with a wax ring is what keeps the air tight seal between the waste pipe and the toilet. since you have a hub directly under the toilet you can get a short length of pvc, pack it with oakum, and apply plastic soil pipe sealer instead of lead. then you can just glue your flange on and attach it to the floor.

good luck

JLMCDANIEL
Re: toilet installation in basement of 60 yr old house
hippified wrote:

i would install a new pvc flange. the flange in conjunction with a wax ring is what keeps the air tight seal between the waste pipe and the toilet. since you have a hub directly under the toilet you can get a short length of pvc, pack it with oakum, and apply plastic soil pipe sealer instead of lead. then you can just glue your flange on and attach it to the floor.

good luck

This is totally unnecessary and a waste of material and time in this situation.
Jack

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