Removing The Flange Under The Wax Ring On A Toilet

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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.

REVIEW – DOUBLE / STACKED WAX RINGS. This is probably the most common path taken by DIYers. It’s a simple configuration of one regular wax ring stacked on top by another “extra thick” wax ring with a built-in flange.

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Toilet Removal. A new wax ring will need to be used every time the toilet is removed and reinstalled. Replacing a bathroom floor usually means removing the toilet.

The flange has a metal or plastic ring that you screw to the floor, and this rings has notches for bolts that fit through the bottom of the toilet to hold it down.

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Excellent advice guys, thanks again, makes me lil more confident when installing the new flange. Now for one more question I forgot to ask, how would you guys suggest removing the left over plastic from the old flange that is still glued into the drain pipe?

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