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Old 09-05-2017, 11:33 AM   #1
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Use a saw on toilet bolts?




Water started to leak from toggle bolts holding the tank to the toilet base. Tightened the bolts & OK for a while then started to leak again. Drained and dried everything and applied caulk to the bolts inside the tank. No more leaking.
Now there is water leaking from the base (caulking missing where it leaks). so I'm thinking I must replace the wax seal but how will I remove the bolts?
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There should be little plastic caps covering the bolts

If not can you provide a picture of it, so we can see how to advise?


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My bet is she is referring to the tank leaking Ed. We will have to wait for her to describe the problem.
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If we're talking tank bolts, mine were easier to drill the heads off from inside the tank than attempting to saw them off from below. I sharpen my bits on a bench grinder but if one isn't into that sort of thing I recommend purchasing a new quality 5/16" high speed steel ( HSS ) drill bit before making the drilling decision.
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I had problems removing my tank bolts years ago. A Dremel tool makes quick work of that job.
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I posted about the usefulness of a dremel a few years ago and a supposedly upstanding member criticized for using a toy as a tool so I quit mentioning them but still sure use it when necessary.
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I posted about the usefulness of a dremel a few years ago and a supposedly upstanding member criticized for using a toy as a tool so I quit mentioning them but still sure use it when necessary.
I know what works for me, and could care less about what anyone else says. You've given out some outstanding advice since I've been reading this forum, and am surprised that you would let someone sway you that way. Dremel's are great tools.
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Well I'd bet that your sawsall blade will fit between the tank and the toilet bowl. Or your oscillating multi function tool.


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I've got little tool also but I'm not going to talk about it.
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Well I'd bet that your sawsall blade will fit between the tank and the toilet bowl. Or your oscillating multi function tool.




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