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Old 11-28-2010, 07:07 AM   #1
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Exclamation Toilet Flange Removal trouble

We are having such trouble getting the flange out of the toilet, WE have tried to use leverage. liquid wrench, the thing won't budge, thinking we might have to cut the whole thing out and replace it... Any suggestions?
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:11 AM   #2
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We are having such trouble getting the flange out of the toilet, WE have tried to use leverage. liquid wrench, the thing won't budge, thinking we might have to cut the whole thing out and replace it... Any suggestions?
Cutting an old toilet flange out, is very common.

They are not very expensive to replace.

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Old 11-28-2010, 07:48 AM   #3
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Took mine out yesterday with the info found here, used two self tapping screws at the distance of flange holes into a 2x2, broke a screw with leverage, put in another one deeper into the wood, it had caulk for about an inch of thread, it was still gummy and well stuck. According to notes in file it was installed 7 yrs ago.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:02 AM   #4
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Took mine out yesterday with the info found here, used two self tapping screws at the distance of flange holes into a 2x2, broke a screw with leverage, put in another one deeper into the wood, it had caulk for about an inch of thread, it was still gummy and well stuck. According to notes in file it was installed 7 yrs ago.
I used this same method to remove the flange in my 1967 Tradewind. Mine appeared to be original. Adios, John
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:12 AM   #5
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I made a spanner wrench. Took a piece of steel flat stock about a foot long. Drilled and tapped holes in it spaced the same distance apart as the slots for the toilet bolts; held it down tight with one hand and turned it loose. It was pretty tight. I had removed the cabinet next to the toilet so had plenty of room to work.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:03 PM   #6
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OOPs!

I forgot to say that I screwed bolt in each of the holes I tapped. So it looks like there are 2 pegs sticking down from the bar. The pegs go into the holes where the toilet holdown bolts were.
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Toilet flange spanner wrench;
see the screws in the board above the toilet flange


The flange came out easily and you can see how it fit on the "homemade spanner wrench"
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:29 AM   #8
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Nice wrench

Looks like yours worked as well as mine; good job.
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:25 PM   #9
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Years ago I made a toilet flange tool but after I sold my Airstream, I got rid of the tool as well.

Today I reached that point in working on my "new 77 Sovereign where I needed to get the flange off prior to dropping the pan and tanks. So, I welded up another tool out of misc metal parts from old bed frames. Worked like a charm! One twist and the flange was freed with no excess pressure on the tank.

Notice the bed legs for twisting leverage....
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:58 PM   #10
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same issue here

This seems to be a very common issue and I wish I knew about this magic tool before !
Anyways since the floor will be replace due water damage I got the whole black tank out with the part of the floor attached to the flange
Should we just cut the flange?
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:17 PM   #11
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Connector on top of black tank

Quick question...How do I connect my flange to the connector in the picture. I dont think this needs to be removed, but I cant find any way to connect my flange.

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Quick question...How do I connect my flange to the connector in the picture. I dont think this needs to be removed, but I cant find any way to connect my flange.

Thank you,
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The metal ring part of the flange is missing, so you need to do a total replacement.
The ring shown at this website is what yours looked like before the missing part was removed.
http://www.wayfair.com/GenovaProduct...=1104000082717
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There is also a product called fix-a-flange, made to repair toilet flanges. It is a metal ring cut into sections, made to fit around the plastic part. This product will work if you have a wood base that is sound enough to hold screws.
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Be careful using "fix a flange". The plywood on top of the tank is less than 1/2" thick. You do NOT want to penetrate the top of the black water tank with screws.
RV toilets do not use a wax ring to seal.
They use a specific rubber seal.
Do the research and do the job the right way. You won't regret it.
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