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The last plumber suggested glue-ing (caulking) the toilet to the floor without any bolts. Is that the best solution for this ? Attaching the photo. The old flange does not gap to fit in the screws / bolts. My experience level is 1/10 :)

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I would get a repair flange (screws to the old one) then fire your plumber because he should know how to install this 10$ repair kit. Added there are compression flanges closer to 40$ that will also work but I would choose the <10$ option.

  • Thanks Ed :) This is helpful. I am now thinking maybe I can try save the $150+ and do it myself. Do I have to remove the old flange ? Is there enough space (from photo) to slide in the repair flange ? Will a repair flange or a compression flange not increase the height and go higher than the tiles ? – John Jul 1 '18 at 1:30
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    The repair flange is a thin steel ring and can be used in most cases with just a few screws to hold it in place, the compression flange fits down inside the pipe and I usually cut the old one out and after installing the new one back fill with hydraulic cement but have General Contractor friends that say this is a waste of time but some still do it. – Ed Beal Jul 1 '18 at 2:54

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