I've been working on a bathroom renovation for a while now, and I'm getting near the point where we are ready to put some self leveling compound on the ground preparatory to new tiles.
Before I do that, I was planning on replacing the flange for the toilet. The original flange is not bolted to the ground, and I've replaced most everything else – so I figured I'd get this, too. However, I can't seem to find a simple method to remove it. It's attached to a copper pipe, and I can't tell what the flanges made of – but it might be soldered.
The bottom edge of the flange does float about a quarter inch above the concrete below, but the copper pipe to which it's attached is rather long (6 feet or so?) so it can lever a little bit – I assume the weight of the toilet keeps it down.
I have attached pictures, any info you can provide is appreciated. Does it look to be in decent shape? Obviously it's dirty, and I need a new wax ring. Does it need to be affixed to the floor? Does it need to be replaced? If so, how do I detach it? (Is the simplest way going to be cutting the pipe underneath (I have pretty easy access) and using a fernco to go to PVC?)