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Old 02-04-2009, 09:11 AM   #15
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SilverHoot, I assume you are removing the toilet and tank as a prep to doing a floor replacement. The key is to take your time!!!!! I cannot stress this enough. Be very careful not to damage the threads on the tank where the flange attaches. Be sure to support the tank before lowering it to the ground as it could still have some material (yuck) still inside! Then remind yourself that you only want to do this once and make your floor repairs and re-install being aware of how tight you try to thread the flange back on the tank. Remember the tank has age and the welds may be brittle. ED

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Old 02-04-2009, 12:10 PM   #16
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flyfshr, I'm taking everything out to replace maybe the entire subfloor. Pics can be seen here Picasa Web Albums - Mike - 1963 Silver S... There is a bad spot in the flooring that runs under the toilet platform so it definitely needs to be removed so I can check on the integrity of the floor under the platform. Don't think it was the toilet that caused the bad flooring, rather the hot water heater next to it. Going out in a few minutes to work a bit more before having to take a break for a few weeks due to surgery this afternoon.

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SilverHoot - good luck with the floor and a speedy recovery for successful surgery.

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Old 02-04-2009, 02:09 PM   #18
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OK, I removed the black tank after cutting the gray drains away from the valve and pulled it all up through the inside. Is it usual to have this LARGE a hole in the floor? Remember I'm a complete newbie to trailers but I am seriously doubting that this trailer came from the factory with with the frame cut away to accommodate plumbing! have a gander...
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:54 AM   #19
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would this help?

Originally Posted by SilverHoot View Post
Anybody know how to remove this metal flange that is below the toilet? Take a look at this pic. I have removed the screws that still show in the picture.

When going back with your flange, a very common mistake I have seen is people using screws that are tooooooo long and end up running the srews into the top of the tank.

Click here to see the flange.


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