Asked by: Jaber Seufferth
asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th June, 2020

How do I remove toilet bolts that are spinning?

Try turning the nut on the anchor bolts counterclockwise with a wrench. Insert a screwdriver through the hole in the bowl of the toilet and push the bolt to the side. Turn the wrench counterclockwise while holding the bolt sideways to remove the nut.

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Also know, how do you get a nut off a spinning bolt?

5 Answers. Best way: put a wrench on the nut and the proper driver or socket into or over the head of the bolt, and turn one while keeping the other stationary. Second best way: put a wrench on the nut, and a pair of locking pliers on the shank of the bolt.

One may also ask, how is a toilet secured to the floor? Broken Toilet Flange Causes Rocking Toilet Instead, they secure to a toilet flange. Think of this flange as a strong metal or plastic ring. It's this piece that is bolted to the floor, and also sometimes secured to the drain pipe called a “bend”, which is made of sturdy iron.

Considering this, how tight should the toilet bolts be?

The toilet bolts should not be overtightened, but they should be tight. If you hear the sound of metal on porcelain, stop tightening. But if you still feel the bolts tightening against the wax ring, keep going.

How do you replace the wax ring and bolts on a toilet?

Use a putty knife to scrape away as much of the old wax ring as you can from the flange, a pipe fitting where the toilet mounts to the floor, and around the toilet drain. Remove any debris, smooth and dry the surfaces, and remove the two bolts from the flange. Look closely at the condition of the flange.

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