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It sounds like he's telling you flat out, and in no uncertain terms, that this is a temporary hack. He is telling you the floor under the toilet has some serious problems. He is saying no one can fix the toilet properly without those floor repairs getting done. Using two wax rings is perfectly fine. He probably used two that fit well together. They ...
The flange and accompanying bolts hold the toilet firmly to the floor and keeps the seal between the toilet and the floor. Without the flange or if it is broken, he would have to attach the toilet to the subfloor with wood screws, and if the floor is rotting out, those won't last long. Sounds like it will need further repairs sometime soon. Good luck!
i would definitely try to just put a 3" inside closet flange on the existing pipe. it should be readily available http://www.homedepot.com/p/3-in-PVC-Adjustable-Metal-Ring-DWV-Closet-Flange-888-GPM/202274094 but if you cant find one... cut the joint at the 45 deg elbow where it meets the tee wye, but not at the actual joint. cut through the elbow itself ...
you can just inject hydraulic cement into the void and let cure. then anchor your flange with a tapcon type screw. or just inject the hydraulic cement and then insert a screw into the wet cement. when it cures, it will lock the screw in place.
do not try to patch a toilet. it wont work and when it does fail, someone will probably get badly cut, and absolutely guaranteed you will have a costly flood. either way, it will cost more than a new toilet. if you're broke, get a used one on craiglist, or from your local re-use it store. or just ask a contractor if you can have one from his next ...
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