Re: Broken toilet hold-down bolt?
Posted by hj on December 23, 2002 at 08:46:52:
In response to Re: Broken toilet hold-down bolt?
It also happens to professionals occasionally. You have to remove the toilet, but the head of the old bolt and the new one will slip through the slot at the end where it is widened.

: While futzing with the decorative cap that came
: off one of the (old, corroded) hold-down bolts,
: it seems part of the bolt came off in my hand.
: (At leaat, I'm holding a puttied 1" bolt with a
: rusted nut at the top end and looking at an empty
: slot where the bowl fixture meets the floor).
: What now? Do I have to uninstall the entire
: fixture, unscrew the flange from the floor,
: insert a new bolt on the underside, and reinstall
: the whole thing? This sounds like a /lot/ of
: work for a DIY-er to get wrong.

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