Re: Toilet moves!
Posted by Gary Swart on November 25, 2002 at 16:19:27:
In response to Re: Toilet moves!
The toilet is fastened to the floor in 1 of 2 ways. The old way was to screw it to the subflooring with a combination screw (into the floor) and bolt (through the base of the toilet) The newer way is to use tee bolts that fit into a ring on the flange and then the flange is screwed into the subfloor. Either way, the toilet should not move. You will have to take the toilet up and ascertain the extent of the problem. Often the wood floor will be rotted out due to moisture from a small leakage that you won't see because it is contained under the toilet. If that's the case, the rotten wood must be cut out, a patch put in, and the toilet reset. You might get lucky and only find the bolts are rusted away and new bolts may be all that you need, but I'd bet on the floor, sight unseen.

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