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Toilet bolt broke free from floor...recommendations?

Before removing the toilet... As you were tightening it, it's entirely possible that the bolt turned 90°, coming loose in the flange slot, and that's the sudden loosening you felt. Here's an image of ...
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Toilet bolt broke free from floor...recommendations?

The end of that bolt fits into a slot or keyway on the toilet flange which is attached to the floor. It's quite possible it wasn't properly installed or it's possible that the flange is damaged or ...
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Does my toilet flange need to be replaced?

It looks remarkably well, considering the age it must be. There are no signs of leaks. You didn't indicate you had any leaks. I would add a couple of nylon shims under the ring and screw it to the ...
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Toilet bolt broke free from floor...recommendations?

I just want to add that if the bolt head came loose because the flange broke, you can get metal rings to screw to the floor to replace or augment the existing drain hardware, without replacing the ...
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Why did my wax ring fail after 2 months?

It looks like the wax ring was placed on the flange and then the toilet was misaligned when it was placed on the ring and then straightened out. You can see in your photos that there's heavy wax on ...
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Why did my wax ring fail after 2 months?

This could be leaking for several reasons. Looking at the compressed wax ring against the bottom of the toilet stool indicates that the wax was compressed very thin in some areas. This is likely due ...
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Mounting a ceiling flange to the underside of subfloor

No. Your 2-1/4" screws will each have about 1/2" of useful penetration into the OSB. That's just enough to delay catastrophe until your unease about the plan subsides. Then you may see the ...
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What kind of screws do I use to secure a toilet flange to the floor in new construction?

Stainless steel or brass/bronze. We're talking a very minor incremental cost unless you patronize an utterly ridiculous hardware store. "Should" and "real life" disagree regarding ...
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What hardware could I use for a rotating / swivel tv cabinet?

Look for a lazy susan bearing. There are various designs, sizes, weigh capacities, and most of them have a large opening for your cables. You'll just have to rig your own end stops so they can't ...
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What hardware could I use for a rotating / swivel tv cabinet?

Floor flanges like you show top and bottom would actually work beautifully. Use a little lithium grease to keep things from seizing up and be happy with a robust, cheap solution. You could put a pair ...
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should I replace slightly broken iron toilet flange or switch to new ABS

Option 2, definitely. Height issues aside, a damaged flange gives a high risk of loose toilet syndrome, which turns into leaky toilet syndrome, which turns into angry spouse syndrome when you have ...
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Dealing with a broken toilet flange on PVC pipe

Assuming the pipe below the concrete is OK, you can buy a replacement flange that is designed to sit inside the pipe and grip the pipe in such as way as to secure the toilet If the pipe below the ...
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How can I secure this faucet: the pipe is not secured inside the wall

Don't cut the pipe to seek some "creative" or "inventive" complete resolution to a springy pipe. Especially forget about a floor flange. Let the pipe relax to its unstressed position, direct caulk ...
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How can I secure this faucet: the pipe is not secured inside the wall

You will probably want to use a "split drop-ear" pipe strap like this: Can be found at most any decent plumbing supply shop.
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Window flange obstructing J-channel, does it serve a purpose?

Distributor stated that this can be trimmed.
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How close does tile need to be to toilet flange?

You want to cut as close to the flange as possible. Just remember that the cuts won't be seen, so they don't have to be perfectly aligned. Most toilets have a good 1 to 2 inches from the flange to ...
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How to repair toilet flange that is glued and recessed

Your original flange looks like it's in perfectly good condition, so I wouldn't try to remove & replace it. Instead, I would use a Flange Spacer like this: or one of these:
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Flange recommendation needed. Old flange rusted. New floor higher than older pvc pipe lip

If you need the extra height, just install a replacement flange that fits inside the existing pipe. There's both screw-tightening (where tightening bolts pushes a rubber gasket out to lock in place) ...
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Anchoring toilet flange into hollow space in floor?

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. ...
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What can replace this PVC toilet flange in iron pipe?

See how the broken remnant of your old flange is marked "For Cast Iron"? The product you linked to in your question specifically says it's for PVC. You should use a heavy duty product made for use ...
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Is it better to replace this flange or install a “repair kit”?

It looks like the flange might be screwed down (note the screws in the flange itself). The repair flange you linked is a "screw-down" type where you have a raised flange and want to secure ...
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Toilet bolt broke free from floor...recommendations?

Just put a silicone caulk joint around the toilet base. Clean the area, put the sealant using a caulking gun, then adjust the joint with your finger using soapy water. Thereafter let it dry for two ...
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Toilet bolt broke free from floor...recommendations?

Toilet bolt broke free from floor...recommendations? You have a range of answers here, but I did want to suggest that it is possible to get your hands on a scope like this one, you probably can ...
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What kind of screws do I use to secure a toilet flange to the floor in new construction?

I would stay away from the coated deck screws. I had terrible results from using them on a deck no less. You say there will be no water contact, well stuff leaks so stay away from regular wood screws ...
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How close does tile need to be to toilet flange?

Make the tiles close to the flange. The toilet base has to extend past the tiles. It's a good practice to use a 12" level when adding these tiles to make sure they are level with each other ...
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What can replace this PVC toilet flange in iron pipe?

I would recommend getting a 4" (or 3" depending on your cast iron pipe) coupling like this. You may also want to clean up the cast iron a bit if you are able to. If the top of the pipe is jagged or ...
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Does the toilet flange need to be bolted?

Closet (toilet) flanges must be 1/4" above a finished floor. This is so the wax ring seals properly to the flange and the hub on the toilet. If a proper seal is not achieved it will result in leaking. ...
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Toilet leaking at mounting bolts when flushed

I agree it could be a crack as Merrill has suggested. But with 3 gaskets I would not expect it to seal, I have seen 2 work. What is needed is to install a compression flange 25-50$ depending on brand /...
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Toilet leaking at mounting bolts when flushed

It could be that you have a small crack on the bottom of the toilet that's letting water seep past the wax ring, you have a leak from the tank, or the wax ring is not sealing properly. Also check to ...
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How do I replace bolts for my toilet that were concreted into the original flange?

If you have access from below it really is a quick job to put a new flange on. But honestly if the one you have is that solid and has worked well (doesn't clog a lot), then I would simply just throw ...
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