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When, a bronze flange is encountered and in need of repair:
How do I remove the flange?
I understand that I will need to drill any screws out. If the lead is simply folded over and not soldered, it is a matter of bending it inward.
What is best for when the lead is soldered to the flange? Use a screwdriver and hammer to separate it from the flange?
What if the lead is messed up and cannot be folded and soldered to a new flange?
What if the lead bend has a hole in it below the point where a expanding flange throat would simply extend past it?
Is there any point in learning how to put a lead bend in or, do we now replace those with cast iron or PVC?
Thank you for all answers you decide to share.
If one can unfold the lead, slip on a new flange, refold the lead that is a good repair.
Anything else just replace it all.
Old lead tends to 'crystalize' and turn hard/brittle.
Very very very hard to solder. Pun intended.
"Measure Twice & Cut Once" - Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638
i don't know that i've ever encountered a brass flange that needed to be replaced ???
i think if i had to, i would remove the flange and use a push fit shoved down into the lead pipe.
if the lead pipe is bad i would cut back to the brass ferrule that the bend was wiped to and use a fernco to adapt to plastic.
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