Re: Toilet Flange too high
Posted by Stark Suggs on September 20, 1999 at 09:26:31:
In response to Re: Toilet Flange too high
Joe, I just went through a similar situation. My flange was too high, but I had the advantage of the absence of a concrete floor. I do not know how much the concrete surrounds the pipe, but if possible, could you use a cold chisel and remove a couple inches or so around the pipe (w/o damaging the pipe)? If so, you might be able to use an internal cutting wheel to attach to your drill and cut inside the pipe (purchased at your local plumbing supply-DO not go to Home Depot or Lowe's, they will probably not be able to help you). If you can cut the pipe and replace the flange (I do not think there is a 3 inch internal flange-you are correct in that it will restrict the flow) with an identical flange, it should work. This may be a long shot, but if you can get around the concrete and do it deep enough, without damaging the PVC pipe, you will allow yourself enough room to work. It is nice to know that I am not the only one out there. Good Luck!!

Stark Suggs

Columbia, SC

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