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What kind of screws do I use to secure a toilet flange to the floor in new construction?

Treated deck screws Stainless steel screws Galvanized steel screws Plain ol' "wood" screws Use Stainless steel and forget about the rest Also the toilet flange and bolts should be s/s There ...
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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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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 are these screws called?

The top picture shows a fine-thread screw with a particle board threaded insert. There's nothing special about this combination of fasteners other than they have to have the same threads to work ...
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Can I use Deck Screws / Wood Screws for indoor framing?

Deck screws, construction screws and wood screws are not rated and not permitted for structural work. The shear strength of general unrated screws does not suffice to withstand live loads with ...
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Removing window bars without obvious screw heads

That appears to be a drive pin anchor similar to the one pictured above from Menard's, or possibly a blind rivet with a stem that broke neatly at the surface. In any case this fastener is not ...
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What screws should I use to mount a small 15lb TV?

With an articulated mount the weight of the TV and its mount is irrelevant. The mount is designed to be handled by humans and to be positioned far from the wall. You have to imagine you are ...
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What screws should I use to mount a small 15lb TV?

The fear of drilling into electrical wiring or plumbing is a real one. But as a result, there is a requirement (not always followed...) to put metal plates over places where electrical wiring or ...

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