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Does this toilet flange need to be replaced? There is a weird gap within the pipe and I can't tell if its because the flange needs replacement or normal.

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    What do you mean by "weird gap"? I don't see anything strange about that flange, except that it's below the surrounding floor – Machavity May 31 at 12:30
  • Maybe its hard to tell from the picture, but looking inside the flange/pipe, there is a ridge of some kind a couple inches down. I can't tell if the inside portion is the pvc pipe and the outside is the flange that's attached to the outside of it or if its something else. – Andy S. May 31 at 12:41
  • A couple inches? So you're not just referring to the top of the pipe? Please post a properly focused photo. – isherwood May 31 at 13:02
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    Is it me or does it appear that the flange is mounted 90 degrees sideways, the slotted flange bolts opening are in the front and back instead of the sides. ( based on the caulking pattern. ) – Alaska Man May 31 at 17:04
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It looks like you have a standard toilet flange, but it's attached to a 3" pipe instead of a 4" (that's what the 4x3 on top means). It could also be a "push fit" flange that you push into the drain pipe to replace an older flange. I admit this looks weird, because I would expect the inside lip to be sloped downward so sewage can't sit on top.

The flange itself is low, but appears to be in good shape. I wouldn't replace it just because of the lip. It looks like that's standard to all the Charlotte 4x3 flanges I've seen.

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