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Hi

Ran into a problem replacing my toilet. Previous owner installed an extender on the flange as the flange is about an inch below the floor. However, I cannot remove the bolts as it appears as though the extender was installed over the bolts so the keyhole is partially covered by the extender. Unfortunately, the current bolts are too short to use for the new toilet. Any ideas on how to remove the bolts? They're loose and I was able to pull of a washer from one of them using pliers but there does not seem to be enough space to pull out the bolts. I guess right now I prefer to not cut the extender but if I have to, what would be the best method to cut out the bolts? Seems like a worse problem is putting new bolts in if I cut the current bolts to make it easier to remove. Attached a photo.

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The extension ring may only be siliconed in, so you can pry it up. Even if you break it, they are readily available. That will allow you to remove the bolt.
 

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If you don't want to touch the flange, use a recip saw with a metal blade to cut the bolts from under the flange.
Even if you butcher the flange by mistake, you can replace it.
 

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If you don't want to touch the flange, use a recip saw with a metal blade to cut the bolts from under the flange.
Even if you butcher the flange by mistake, you can replace it.
If I cut the bolts would it be possible to put in new bolts without making space by putting the spacer? Rn it seems that if I remove the bolts it would not be enough to fit new bolts
 
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