Installing a toilet, need some tips


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Old 09-07-06, 11:45 AM
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Installing a toilet, need some tips

I'm trying to install a toilet in a very old house. It has a flange like this http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/riggs2004/flange.jpg

The problem I'm having is getting the bolts to stay put. I have the teflon washers to hold them in place but the always seem to come loose when I'm tightening the nuts. Any tips to help me out?

Or, is there a way for a raw, green novice to upgrade that flange?

Thanks.
 
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Old 09-07-06, 04:59 PM
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Since the flange isn't broken, lets not replace it just yet. This type flange is a PITA, but can be conquered. Place a dollop of JB Weld and install the flange bolt as perfectly vertical as you can. After it sets up, place two soda straws on the ends of the bolts. Install your wax ring with bell. Start the toilet down on the straws and they will guide you down to the bolts and you can set the toilet down without disturbing them. Then apply the washer and nut. Let us know if it works, or if we need to dig deeper into the info bag.
 
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Old 09-07-06, 06:35 PM
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Thanks for the advice. It's off to Home Depot. Will post tomorrow about how things worked out.
 
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Success! Thanks a million.
 
 

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