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Old 09-07-2011, 08:32 AM   #1
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Hi! I have recently set a new toilet and am trying to figure out how to properly cut the bolts off that come up thru the flange. I tried a few swipes with a hacksaw and was afraid I would round out the hole the bolt head comes thru from below, so I quit. These are the 2 bolts on each side of the toilet that get covered with the little caps. Thanks! Do they make a taller cap so you don't have to cut the bolts off? If not, what is proper way!

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Put the nuts on first and then use the hacksaw?

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Put the nuts on first---

A dremel with a cut off wheel works

A pair of linemans pliers work if you have strong hands

Bolt cutters.
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Thanks! You guys sure responded quick, raining here today so I am looking for inside projects to finish. Thanks again!!
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I've always just used a hacksaw. Those brass toilet bolts are easy to cut off.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:57 AM   #6
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I have a mini hacksaw I always use for these. A normal hacksaw is a bit long for some toilets, you have to be careful to not touch the porcelain with the blade. It will scratch and leave a permanent mark.

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