Patent Number: 6,332,632

Title: Push-in closet flange

Abstract: A closet flange having a shoulder and a body portion extending therefrom,the body portion having a substantially cylindrical upstream portion and asmooth tapered downstream portion, the downstream portion configured toreceive an elastic o-ring. The o-ring travels up the tapered portion asthe closet flange is inserted into a drain pipe, providing an increasinglytighter seal between the closet flange and the pipe. O-rings of variousouter diameters may be provided to accommodate pipes having differentinternal diameters. The flange is installed without tools by pushing theflange into the end of the pipe until the desired tightness is achieved.

Inventors: Hodges; B. Eugene (Greenville, MI)


International Classification: E03D 11/16 (20060101); E03D 11/00 (20060101); F16L 25/00 (20060101); F16L 25/10 (20060101); F16L 023/09 (); F04B 005/48 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2014