Another Toilet Flange Question


Hi,
I am having some tile installed in a bathroom tomorrow. The existing floor is vinyl, so the floor will be raised about a quarter inch from it's present location.
To save a little money, I said that I would remove the toilet myself as I have done a few times before. However, when I got to the floor flange (PVC), I realized that it was not screwed down, but rather it was glued onto the PVC pipe. Now I am stuck. The house is on a slab, so there is no going underneath it to cut the pipe and patch it. I do not have time to bust out 4" deep hole in the concrete and replace it.
Would it be wise to cut off the outer part of the existing flange, and then add a new one inside the old one? The PVC pipe is 4". The existing flange is inside the pipe.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Dennis
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On Wed, 23 Jul 2008 16:03:50 GMT, dennis_brewer_at_cox_dot snipped-for-privacy@foo.com (Dennis_B) wrote:

be covered by the toilet. 1/4 extra height shouldn't be a problem, but if it is, you can use a deep wax ring or two conventional ones (one on top of the other) to make a good seal.
HTH,
Paul F.
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Dennis_B had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Re-Another-Toilet-Flange-Question-320783-.htm : Thank you Paul. This was exactly the answer I was wanting to hear.
Cheers, Dennis
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Dennis_B wrote:

ring was, peel the protective film off and stick this device to the bottom of the toilet. It will protrude into the existing PVC flange and seal.
I buy them at Home Depot and it's all I use. Measure first though. Do you need 3" or 4"?
I don't mess with wax rings anymore. I realize that wax rings are like religion and some folks can't make the change but these work well and are soooo... much easier.
http://www.farmhomesupplycenter.com/Toilt-Seal-Waxlss-3/M/B000BQUJEA.htm
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Lowes and Home Depot also sell a washer/spacer ring that can be secured in place over the existing flange. It is about 7/16" thick and flat.
I have always used a regular and sleeved wax ring but I think I would use the spacer now that it can be bought. Sometimes the 2 wax rings are just too much.
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