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When your toilet flange is unlevel or not set to the right height, the toilet may wobble or even leak at the base. Don’t plan on using this towel or shirt again—just toss it! A small amount of water will run out of the hose, so keep a towel handy to sop it up. Toilet Installation & a Broken Mounting Plate. Removing the Toilet Place newspapers or towels on the floor next to the toilet. When a toilet is leaking from the base, you may need to replace your toilet flange. The upper portion of the clay drain pipe is gone. Bolts rusted completly out on toilet I have concrete floor I need to make sure it doesnt rock. I have done all four steps, but these bolts are too damn tight I used the kind with the tapered wood screw type head so that once all the way in, they seated nicely in the recessed holes in the flange and held it tight. It’s a good idea to call your local plumber and ask for a quote first, then you won’t get any nasty surprises. ", https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-toilet-flange/, https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/repair/how-to-replace-toilet-flange.htm, consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. You will place the … We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Concrete and masonry fasteners consist of a mixture of bolts, sleeves, screws, and other components designed to set permanently in concrete, brick, and other hard materials. most brass bolts will slide into the closet flange. It will be hidden under the toilet bowl! 1) use a sharp carbide tipped masonry bit and squirt water on it periodically as you drill The bottom of the toilet bowl will be sealed to the toilet flange with a wax ring. Instead, they secure to a toilet flange. After cleaning the broken floor flange (wire brush, rags) I set the thin wax seal down and the new repair flange on this. Actually, this is a very simple process, so now I will help you understand more about it so that you can do it yourself at home. If you have an old flange made of cast iron that’s joined to a cast iron outflow pipe, you’ll have to meticulously chip away at the flange lip with a chisel and rubber mallet. Each nut should have a metal washer beneath it, and possibly a plastic one as well. Best approach for replacing flange in concrete? If you discover a leak beneath your toilet and remove the toilet, you may discover that the flange is undamaged. Pry off the bolt caps at the base of the toilet using a screwdriver. Pick the toilet up again and line up the replaced toilet bolts in the concrete floor with the sides of the bowl then place the toilet down gently onto the repaired flange. How To Replace Toilet Bolts Floor. If I have a new toilet, what can cause smells to come out of the wax rings: If you tilted the toilet while installing it, it could have caused the wax to squeeze out more on one side. One side of the floor flange was broken so this clamped around the whole flange making a solid mount. on Introduction. But a piece that's about 4 inches is missing. Use a wet vac, turkey baster, or large sponge to remove any remaining water in the tank and the bowl. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. To eliminate these issues, it’s important to ensure your flange is set to the right height, and if it’s broke or damaged in any way, you’ll also want to replace it. Railroad Rail Lantern / Sign Stand Split With Axe. Finally, purchase a new flange and screw it over the gasket on the outflow pipe. Nice fix for a vexing, and hopefully rare problem. If you don’t have the old flange, buy a new flange that matches the outflow pipe measurement you took. Some people wait to block up the pipe until after removing the old flange. I grouted the tile, then . You could pay someone $$$$$ to jack hammer out half of your basement floor and connect up to the terra cotta. Dec 19, 2020: Toilet Forum discussions: Single toilet into 2 back-to-back toilets (can't cut into concrete) Dec 7, 2020: Toilet Forum discussions: Level toilet on concrete floor: Aug 1, 2020 This type is troublesome, since there is a tendency for the wood in the floor to rot out around the anchor bolt. Approved. The bolts are installed in the concrete. What can I do? Toilet flange extender – if the existing flange is glued to the drainpipe; Bolts – buy some new toilet flange bolts so that they can be replaced with old … Thanks for the tips! Use a drill to create new pilot holes in the flooring, if needed. There used to be two bolts that came out of the floor to mount the toilet to, but both are extremely corroded and they just pulled out of the floor while I was replacing the wax ring. from the wall. However, if the old flange has broken into pieces, you’ll definitely need this measurement. Drill holes at the marked points. You need to clean the area around the bottom of the toilet and then place a new wax ring on the repaired flange. I dry fit the flange with and without the last ceramic tile. Think of this flange as a strong metal or plastic ring. if that is concrete under it like mine, after the bolts rusted out ,i just used my rechargeable hammer drill from Home Depot (50 bucks) and concrete bit ,for drilling out the old rusted bolts and on into the concrete ,the further you drill the longer the bolt you need, use two 1/4 inch concrete bolts (Blue) with toilet washers and was done.total of 30 minutes. Shop toilet flanges and a variety of plumbing products online at Lowes.com. 2) drill slowly to minimize heat and vibration This can be done as a DIY job, with parts ranging from $5 to $30, but a professional will also fix it for about $200. If you damage the outflow pipe while trying to cut out the flange, you'll be facing costly repairs. In the replacement bolt kit, you'll find flat stoppers, washers and nuts. Thank you, I didn't have to call a plumber! The drain pipe for my toilet sort of looks like a horn. Clean up around drain hole. However, if it doesn’t look to be in ideal condition, it’s best to just replace it. Then, remove the toilet by disconnecting the hoses and unscrewing the bolts on the floor. Seems to be a clever solution to the problem of leakages from under the flange. Thoroughly clean the floor before putting on the new flange. If the flange has no cracks, chips, or deformations, you may choose to just reinstall it with a new wax ring. % of people told us that this article helped them. Then I slid the flange into place and screwed in the Tapcons. That’s normal with old toilets. 15 Trim bolts with hacksaw. Bolt the flange down through the holes supplied in the flange with concrete or wood anchors that are galvanized or brass so they won't rust and break. Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by mpd1975, Oct 2, 2005. mpd1975 New Member. The flange serves as a place to put the Johnny bolts in, in order to secure the toilet. How far above the floor should the new toilet bowl flange be installed? I am having to replace - Answered by a verified Plumber We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. Remove the flange where the toilet was and replace it with a new one. if the bolts where actually driven into the concrete floor, then simply break it off and reattach to the flange. Check the other bolt to make sure it is equally snug, then test the toilet for rocking. If you have plastic caps that cover the bolts, just snap them in place. . Press down, making sure the toilet fits firmly. Do not tighten the nuts that hold the toilet to the flange too tightly. Step 5 - Replace the Floor Flange and Johnny Bolts. When I was replacing the flange some of the PVC pipe broke off and fell down the drain. Making sure the ABS was plumb, I cemented it into place with mortar mix. Toilet flanges provide a stable surface that the toilet grabs onto through retaining bolts. I installed one of my toilets a couple or three years ago, so my memory is a bit foggy. To replace a toilet flange, lay newspaper down on the floor around the toilet, and turn off the water to the toilet before flushing and siphoning all of the water out of the bowl. Thanks for your comments. Did you make this project? You could tapcon the toilet bowl to the floor with a rope of plumber's putty like they did in the old days. Sometimes, this secure fit is provided by components that expand as the bolt is drilled or threaded into the concrete. Researching replacing my old flange led me here- was wondering of anyone had heard of it. The closet bolts, or the bolts coming through the toilet bowl's base, anchor into slots in the flange. I filled in the gap with thinset mortar and that part is hidden under the toilet anyway. The bottom face of the flange should rest on (or be supported with spacer rings to be even with) the finished floor, so that the entirety of the flange is above the finished floor. Some toilets have a wider base that might not fit next to a supply line on the floor. Assuming you’re asking for a plumber to come out, this could cost roughly around US$50 to US$200, probably leaning mostly to the upper end of costs. You need to lift the toilet straight up to clear the 2 bolts that are sticking up through the base. The top section of the clay pipe had to go. After you placed it the rest of the way down, that now-flattened side could have left a gap, allowing smells to escape. If the flange is sitting only about ¼ inch of the floor, it is possible to use a wax ring sealed in place to fix this small gap. These bolts will fit into the toilet floor. Replace the toilet. This article has been viewed 528,726 times. Can you guess how the floor flange is attached to the concrete floor–I don’t recall. Recently I had just such an “opportunity” and found two very different issues – one was a ball of toilet paper that was hung up on the exit rim of the toilet (an easy fix) and the second was a broken flange where the bolts that secure the toilet to the floor lock in. Your safest bet is to call a plumber, but it is possible to do the job yourself--very carefully. 12 years ago You will smell sewer gas or see water on the floor around the base of the toilet. It has a hub with a rubber sleeve that should be facing up. most brass bolts will slide into the closet flange. While this is true, you should know that the bolts don’t go directly to the floor. Good videos! The flange is a ring that anchors directly into the bathroom's finished floor. Even if you reuse the flange, always install a new wax ring. When done, you’ll have two bolts protruding up from the flange and floor, where the toilet will be remounted. Position the Toilet Flange. Press down to seal the wax ring with the flange. When a toilet is leaking from the base, you may need to replace the toilet flange. Then, place the flange over the stub-out and turn it until the slots for the bolts that secure the toilet are by the flange's side in … Most toilet flanges come with 4 screws, but yours may have more or fewer. Last Updated: March 29, 2019 So, now the toilet is sitting flush on the floor, with its new wax ring, and no mounting bolts. 14 years ago, To avoid cracking tile: Again, note the grungy towel stuffed into the hole the keep sewer gases from coming into the house. Push the new wax ring in place on the bottom of the toilet. Then, measure the interior diameter of the outflow pipe so you can buy a PVC flange with a rubber gasket that fits snugly inside it. Once the toilet has been removed, plug the outflow pipe with a towel, and then scrape off the wax ring. Much better than overlay plates that need to be attached to the floor which is problematic if concrete. Replace Toilet Bolts Concrete Floor. If the toilet is set in the basement on a raw concrete floor, and the concrete is so uneven that shims won’t do it justice, pour a bed of thinset down where the toilet will sit and set the toilet into the bed and let it set. The neck of the flange should slide into the pipe snugly. Tightening the bolts too much can crack the brittle porcelain of the toilet, for which there is no repair. All tip submissions are carefully reviewed before being published. If the toilet flange sits below the finished floor, the toilet will leak. In this example the toilet has held firm since 2010, see details below. Cost To Reseat A Toilet there should be a larger oval opening on the metal flange that allows the bolts to slip out. Dec 25, 2020: Toilet Forum discussions: Toilet on concrete floor: bolt sleeves instead of flange ? What do I need to do? You can see where I cracked the edge of the tile when drilling. if the bolts where actually driven into the concrete floor, then simply break it off and reattach to the flange. By using this service, some information may be shared with YouTube. (the bit has to be slightly smaller then the bolts) they won't rust for another 40 years. This type is troublesome, since there is a tendency for the wood in the floor to rot out around the anchor bolt. Toilet flanges are made of either PVC, copper, and iron. Find toilet flanges at Lowe's today. As explained above, the lip of the toilet flange should sit flush on the floor all the way around. If you are not undertaking a straight replacement, you will need to start by drilling the holes to accommodate the toilet bolts. Put the toilet back in place, lining up the toilet with the flange bolts. The wax will likely come off in sticky chunks. I've run into a similar problem with a slab foundation and terribly rotted closet flange (metal) attached to PVC pipe. Cracking a small corner of the tile was no big deal. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Press the toilet flange down into the drain opening, using … Will replacing the flange work before putting in the new toilet? The flange is secured to the floor through anchor screws driven into the flooring. Facebook; Prev Article Next Article . I vacuumed out the holes to get rid of the resulting concrete dust. Fixing down a toilet without drilling and using screws. Remove these also. Gently rock the toilet bowl side to side to break this seal. 5. Replacing toilet floor flange [ 3 Answers ] I was replacing my toilet and found that my flange was rusted so much that I couldn't get the flange bolt on one side to lock into the flange so I must replace the flange. After repositioning the toilet, use a wrench to insert the floor bolts … Hold the toilet upright over the flange and guide the bolts through the holes in the base as you lower it in place. To replace the wax ring and reinstall the toilet would usually be about $100 - maybe $150 in large cities and high-cost areas - normally a minimum visit charge plus about $5 for the wax ring. I applied ABS cement to the inside of the cemented ABS piece and to the outside of the flange. Turn off the water supply. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/f\/f6\/Replace-a-Toilet-Flange-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/v4-460px-Replace-a-Toilet-Flange-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/f\/f6\/Replace-a-Toilet-Flange-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/aid1804632-v4-728px-Replace-a-Toilet-Flange-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":728,"bigHeight":546,"licensing":"

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