Re: toliet bolts
Posted by John Scates on January 04, 19101 at 13:58:06:
In response to Re: toliet bolts
Cathy:

You have correctly identified the problem. The bolts are supposed to be securely attached to the floor or sometimes to the drain pipe, and it (or they) have broken loose. The only solution is to unbolt the toilet, remove it, then effect a repair to secure the bolt studs again.

If you leave it loose, you may eventually squash the wax ring seal beneath the toilet out of shape enough that it will no longer seal well. Result: You may experience some water running out on the floor after a flush, and may get some undesireable odor from the sewer, since the trap for the toilet is in the toilet. Breaking the seal past the trap can allow for unpleasant (and sometimes dangerous - flammible) gases to enter your home.

John


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