Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Interior Improvement Center > Designing Kitchens and Bathrooms
Reload this Page >

Trying to remove a toilet but the bolts are striped.

Trying to remove a toilet but the bolts are striped.


  #1  
Old 12-29-99, 09:43 PM
Guest
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Question

We are having a problem taking out the bolts. they just keep turning but won't lift out.maybe the opposite end of the bolt (under
the porcelain base) is just not holding still to allow the nut on top to twist off.
 
  #2  
Old 12-29-99, 11:54 PM
Guest
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Post

They always do that. Use a wrench and a pair of pliers together. Grab the top of the bolt with the pliers and use the wrench to move the nut up. When the nut gets high enough, try to get the pliers or a pair of needle nose under the nut to hold the bolt. You will almost always ruin the bolt and need to use a new one on the new install. All else fails, get a small hacksaw, (they make them so the blade protrudes from the end) and slide it under the toilet and cut it off that way. The bolts are thin and it doesn't take long. Toolman
 
  #3  
Old 02-10-05, 08:20 AM
rogerb
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
If you are going to re-install the toilet then Toolman's advice is right on. If you are not going to re-use the toilet then use a sponge to remove all water from the toilet and use a hammer to break the toilet at the closet bolts. This may seem extreem, but if you use safty glasses it is not difficult or dangerous and by far the fastest way to remove a toilet reguardless of the condition of the bolts. Once the toilet is removed, the old closet bolts may be slpped out of the toilet flange without removing teh nut.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: