Toilet flange too high

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Old 09-13-15, 06:21 AM
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Toilet flange too high

After installing new wood floor, noticed that flange is too high for toilet. I'm considering taken a hack saw to the existing flange... Not sure if this is my best option... Help!
 
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How about posting a picture of what you've got. I would think that adding anot her layer of floor would make the flange lower, not higher.
 
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Take a the attached images to view my challenge Name:  DSC_0029.jpg
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Is there a cellar below the bathroom? If not, I would try to unscrew the screws, lift the flange & cut the pipe.
 
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Just curious. Did you pull out an old mud base tile floor or what.
 
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The flange isn't even parallel to the floor. Looks like the screws may have been used to force the flange down.
 
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Also curious what type of floor was replaced prior to the hardwood. This tells us how it worked previously so we can advise corrective action.
 
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If it were me even if I had to open a ceiling I'd want to see what is below. That might very well determine the course of action. As written before it doesn't even look perpendicular.
 
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Previous flooring was ceramic tile over base mortar, the bathroom is on 2nd level.
 
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The flange seems level, possible the picture angle Name:  DSC_0027.jpg
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Previous flooring was ceramic tile over base mortar, the bathroom is on 2nd level.
Didn't not putting in at least a layer of " plywood leave the bathroom below the adjoining room?
 
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Previous flooring was ceramic tile over base mortar, the bathroom is on 2nd level.
This type of base mudbed is usually installed over a single layer of plywood. Many times 1/2" ply which is not sufficient for a nail down floor. An Additional layer of flooring underlayment should have gone down in advance of the finished flooring. This is for sufficient nail/cleat holding power. If the cleat blow out the bottom side of the ply, it has less holding power than if the serrated teeth on the cleat have 100% bite along the whole length. Not much can be done now unless you can screw the flange down to an acceptable level.
 
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