Re: Flange one inch above floor.
Posted by Sylvan Tieger on June 23, 2004 at 14:40:40:
In response to Re: Flange one inch above floor.
: Great site! I'm replacing a toilet that was put in when the home was built 30 years ago. After getting the old toilet off I see that the flange sticks up a whole inch off the floor. The pipe is 4" iron. I tried setting the new toilet on to see how much of a gap I'd have. I was able to just fit a 1/2 inch piece of wood under the toilet where it meets the floor. I can put shims in but 1/2 inch is a lot of space. Is this unusual? Any suggestions?

I do not know any legitimate plumber who would "break it."

The piping has to be cut no way around it but you have some options rather then bust it.

One option is buy or rent an inside cast iron cutter Or get a grinder and grind/cut off the excess pipe.

Just be careful and wear goggles.then use ither a caulked or Quick set Cast Iron floor flange

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