Toilet flange too high?

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MARKJD

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I recently remodeled our master and tore out a very thick mud base tile floor. I am concerned that my old flange may be sitting too high for installing the kholer skirted toilet we selected. The skirted toilet flange would be floating in the back which I could shim but not sure that’s how they are intended to be installed.

Any and all help is appreciate. I am equipped to cut and repair the flange if necessary, just looking for opinions of that is the route I need to take.
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Suppose you turn the toilet base over, and see how much height that adapter can have with respect to the base. Maybe there is some leeway in the horn that fits into the rubber of the adapter.
 

John Gayewski

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I think id lower the flange. Shimming the toilet they much kinda sucks but it could work.
 

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Gosh, lookit that decrepit old lead toilet bend! Guess how many minutes longer it'll last until it holes and
starts leaking? Guess how much more of a hassle it'll be to fix it later, instead of now? Oh, and of course replacing
it now means the flange height problem will also be solved!
 

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Gosh, lookit that decrepit old lead toilet bend! Guess how many minutes longer it'll last until it holes and
starts leaking? Guess how much more of a hassle it'll be to fix it later, instead of now? Oh, and of course replacing
it now means the flange height problem will also be solved!
That "Decrepit old lead bend" is actually cast Iron and like lead it can last over 100 years as I do not know of any poured joint with a lead pipe.

A "lead" Bend would have a soldered brass flange not a cast iron caulked joint flange.
 

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If I was called to lower the floor flange, I would use my 4" inside CI Cutter after removing the flange and buy a new cast iron caulked flange and use Okum and pour 1" of lead.

Or you can use a small grinder inside the CI after the flange is removed and then install the new flange at the lowered height.

 
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