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Hi my name is ***** ***** I have been in the plumbing field for 20 years. I will be glad to help you today. As long as the rubber seals against the sides of the pipe there is no need to remove any lead. If the flange sits below the tile and is sealed against the sides of the pipe then you can put spacers on top of the flange to raise it. You are correct that it should be above the flooring about 1/4" or 1/8" if you use the wax ring with the rubber collar. Also be sure to secure the flange to the floor. You will need a drill with a hammer drill setting and the proper drill bit. Use Tapcon screws to screw to the concrete and be sure to use the proper bit for the screw. For example a 1/4" Tapcon screw will use a 3/16" bit.
Yes a picture would be great. Is the lead not packed around where the joint was?
Do you have a 4" piece of PVC? It looks like it was a toilet flange with a metal ring. I cannot tell what size the pipe is but it looks to be 4". If you can first confirm that a 4" pipe will glue inside it then take an inside pipe cutter and cut the PVC flush with the finished floor. Be sure to shove a rag inside the pipe so you do not lose the cutting tool Like this click here Then glue a piece of 4" pipe into it so the pipe is flush with the finished floor then glue a 4x3 toilet flange into it. The 4x3 flange is just a standard PVC flange that will glue over 3" PVC or into 4" PVC. Be sure to screw the flange down also.
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