Re: Thanks hj, Bob, and Gary Swart!!!!
Posted by Bob on September 09, 2002 at 19:04:24:
In response to Re: Thanks hj, Bob, and Gary Swart!!!!
You're welcome! Glad to help. :)


: Thank you so much hj, Bob, and Gary Swart for answering my question on removing a toilet with rusted bolts and the plastic nuts. You guys are the best!

: For those wondering, this is the advice they gave.

: from hj:
: "Use a 1/2" drill bit and drill down from the top. When it reaches the bolt shanks the seat will separate from the bowl."

: This worked like a dream! I am so happy to get the seat off! Thank you!

: from Bob:
: "I've had this same problem on two separate toilets.

: In both cases I used a Dremel rotary tool with one of the cutting wheels.

: This worked great both times but be sure to wear
: safety goggles as these wheels are prone to flying apart."

: It was so comforting to know that I wasn't alone in this problem. I hope someday to buy a Dremel rotary tool. They're so cool. I really appreciate the advice to wear safety goggles. I have been wearing them. Thank you.

: from Gary:
: "Don't ya hate it when that happens! You have to either cut the bolts or twist them until they break. I have a 4 1/2" grinder that would make short work of them, but since you likely don't have one of them, use a hacksaw to cut them or vise grips to hold them while you turn."

: Your answer made me chuckle, because you understood what it felt like to have the problem! Thank you so much for your help!

: Again, thank you all for your great answers!

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