Drake with raised flange won't sit on floor.

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JMac

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Attempting to install a new toilet at my parents. I bought them a Toto CST776, grabbed some tools, and drove down here. The original toilet was an older 5 gpf job that had been in the house for years before my parents even bought it. I managed to get it pulled, and see that the flange sticks up at least 1/2". I dry fitted the Toto and there didn't seem to be any rocking other than a little that needed leveling that I assumed was because of the floor. Pull it back up, put the seal down, and the bottom of the toilet won't go closer to the floor than 1/4-1/2" all around. I'm not comfortable enough, nor do i have the time, to replace the flange, so is there something I could use to raise the base of the toilet up (like the stand used for washing machines)?
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Is that high flange screwed down? The flange ring must be screwed down, because it will be the ring that holds the toilet down.

I think you should set the toilet on the flange with no seal. Position shims to prevent rocking. Lift the toilet off of the shims. Drop a no-horn wax ring onto the flange. Set the toilet onto the wax and the shims. Tighten down the toilet.

Apply acrylic caulk, such as Polyseamseal around the front 85% of the base.

Do not use a waxless seal for this one.
 
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