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Old 09-26-2010, 06:53 PM   #1
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How to safely tighten toilet tank bolts on Mansfield 3.5 gallon toilet Tank. Tips? Suggestins? Worried about cracking TanK.

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Old 09-26-2010, 06:55 PM   #2
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Use hand tools NO electric drills etc. Once it snugs up, give it a 1/4 turn and you should be set.

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Old 09-26-2010, 07:21 PM   #3
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Snugs Up


By snugs up, you mean hand tighten?

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yeah by hand..tighten everything on a toilet by hand NEVER mechanically.

Its really a feel thing more than anything.
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Is there room for a nut between the tank and the bowl? As in a typical parts arrangement of bolt head, rubber washer, tank porcelain, metal washer, nut, bowl flange porcelain, metal washer nut. The middle nut is tightened against the tank bottom just before the tank is set upon the bowl although you may be able to install and tighten that nut with the tank already in place if that center nut was originally missing.

You can go an additional half turn with a wrench on the middle nut after hand tightening.

But the middle nut is not supposed to be the first thing that makes contact with the bowl when the tank is set down on the bowl. If it does then it is too thick.
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Thanks AllanJ


Thanks AllanJ.

I will try that. I also saw it on Kohler toilet in a Hotel room recently .

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