toilet installation

question for the crapper experts...
i have a drain pipe roughed into the basement and i've cut it flush to the concrete floor. i put the flange on it and it still sits about 1/2" off the concrete floor.
i can't get it to lie flush. without cutting the pipe deeper (which would involve jackhammering out the concrete)... is there a way to get around this?
would a spacer of some sort help? i tried to dry fit the toilet bowl on top of the raised flange but it still sits too high.
thanks for reading, edward
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Is it Cast Iron or ABS? If it is cast a small grinder inside the pipe. You can also nibble it away with a creset wrench , snapping off small pieces at a time. If it's ABS you could use a router with a straight bit. Would be best with a router with a speed control.
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If it's plastic pipe, you might consider using a Dremel with a cutter blade, from the inside of the pipe.

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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com says...

I'll come at this from the other anger others have. ;-) Why a nice tile floor? 1/4" Hardibacker and tile will come to just over 1/2".
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Keith

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The toilet should rest on a layer of plaster of Paris or grout. It sets hard and will support the weight. The wax ring should not be overtightened and is not intended to be a physical mount.
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