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Old 02-21-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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Visiting a friend this past weekend, in N. GA. who had purchased a new home just two years ago. She mentioned that in all three bath areas, the toilets would "rock" when you were getting up off of them. Of course this was quite embarrassing to her, and wanted to know if I could do anything with this. I went in to look at the one she stated was the worst and sure enough it would rock by hand. I popped the little caps off of the toilet flange bolts and surprise to me at least--they were white plastic bolts. I'm not the most experienced person in the world but I have never seen these anywhere. I also noticed that the baths were tiled, not good for a flat floor. I had to go buy some toilet shims, shim each toilet just a bit, tighten those plastic bolts, which did not feel good and tight to me, and all was well when I left there. I made it a point to visit both of the big apron stores here today and they did not have these plastic bolts. Could this be a cheapy plumber thing or a regional thing?
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:01 PM   #2
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Perhaps they used plastic toilet seat bolts instead of brass bolts?
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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I have used them. No problems at all except once and a while a flange won"t accept them. Here's what Sioux Chief says about their plastic bolts:

Sioux Chief Plumb Perfect Series 100% corrosion proof Nylon closet
bolt; lab tested to exceed 1,100 lbs. tensile strength per bolt; designed
for smoother, faster threading; with unique bolt base which preloads
into any flange and eliminates the need to double nut; nut is sized for "
socket or nut driver; for use with bolt caps, resists damaging china due to
overtightening.
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those are ok i prefer brass.
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Those sioux chief closet bolts are awesome! I love them and they are all I use! My 2 cents.
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I've seen these quite a bit. Nothing like a crappy piece of plastic that is sure to round off when you put a wrench on them.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:55 AM   #7
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never used them, (or even seen or heard of them till now). They may work fine, I still would prefer to use solid brass. I'm just not a fan of anything plastic that needs to be tight, especially when brass ones are only a couple of bucks.
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