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I am installing a toilet which does not use toilet flange bolts. Instead, they want some "Stud bolts" installed. The floor is concrete with tile already installed.

Should I use Wedge anchors? Or Epoxy based?

How should I drill? Hammer drill with carbide bit?

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Thanks! What I thought... By the way, thanks for the help on the vent/drain. I was able to use a standard waste tee and directly cement a 1.25" male adapter. Slightly more than the intended stub out, but I can use a larger bell since it won't be too visible unless on the toilet.
 

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I think I'd drill bigger hole and use epoxy. Sorry but didn't really look at the diagram. If the drain seal depends on a toilet that does not move much, then you'd want the bolt not to move. Wedge anchors could work itself loose, may not pull out but move side to side. Wedge also may need more torque on the nut than the ceramic toilet can. And use stainless bolts.
 

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I think I'd drill bigger hole and use epoxy. Sorry but didn't really look at the diagram. If the drain seal depends on a toilet that does not move much, then you'd want the bolt not to move. Wedge anchors could work itself loose, may not pull out but move side to side. Wedge also may need more torque on the nut than the ceramic toilet can. And use stainless bolts.
the bolts that hold a toilet down are more to compress the wax ring than to hold the toilet from moving,the porcelain will just crack if too much pressure is put on it, as the leverage on those bolts is alot, the sealant around the base of the toilet is more to stabilize the toilet...
 

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Not all toilets use a wax ring. Wax ring is also compressed before the bolts are tightened. The bolts also are not structural to the toilet. They are not there to make the toilet rock solid.
For that vanity, I'd cover it with fiberglassed epoxy. That joint will not survive the water.
 
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