Stubborn nut

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by ronnieray, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. ronnieray

    ronnieray Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    and I not talking about my wife. This is the nut that attaches the flush value to the tank and is on a 1953 american standard toilet. I have an adjustable plumber's slide wrench but the problem is how to keep the value base inside the tank stable so i can unscrew the nut. I have tried a ton of liquid wrench to free up the nut but so far no luck in getting the nut loose from the valve.

    Any ideas on how to get the nut loose and how best to stop the value base from turning when I apply force?

    P.S. I know that it would be better to replace this old water hog but the misses likes the look and wants to keep. I would rather hassle the dead nut rather than the live one on this issue.
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima, WA
    I'd be tempted to wait until she wasn't around or at least nearby, and get a really big wrench on it, then let the wrench slip...accident of course. That should be enough to break the tank and give a good reason to get an new Toto.:D
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  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    You may be able to put a wrench inside the tank, on the fill valve for backing purposes.
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