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Old 07-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Toilet replacement: Spinning bolt


I'm working on replacing one of the toilets in my house. When trying to remove one of the nuts at the base of the toilet, it's apparently stuck to the bolt and both pieces spin. I could easily cut the bolt off, that isn't the real issue.

The issue is, if I have to cut the bolt out, would it require just a new bolt to be inserted, or would the whole flange need to be replaced as well?

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Cut it off and replace both bolts with a new set. Common practie

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I was figuring and hoping it would be that easy. I just didn't want to keep running to HD after each step to pick up "just one more thing."

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I just didn't want to keep running to HD after each step to pick up "just one more thing."

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That's common practice for me.....
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Pull the unit before you go to the store. This will save time and gas if you DO need to replace the flange if it's rusted through, broken, etc.

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Some wax rings come with new bolts and nuts in the box.
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Sometimes it's easier to buy more than you need and return it later. Or keep it on-hand for the next job. It's possible the flange is wrecked but you won't know that until you remove the toilet. And there are repair kits that can work around a broken flange, as that's not always an easy thing to fix.
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I got the old toilet out and the old flange was just fine. New toilet actually came with bolts, which I didn't see when I first went through the box. Oh well. Everything else went off without a hitch.

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