rusty toilet bolts and nuts tank to bowl


Old 06-08-02, 01:47 AM
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rusty toilet bolts and nuts tank to bowl

Having a problem removing the old rusty bolts from the tank to bowl area. Have the screwdriver and adjustable wrench, and W-D-40. Nothing has happened. Very frustrated. Any other tools I can use?
Old 06-08-02, 07:12 AM
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Dremel tool with a metal cut-off wheel maybe?
Old 06-08-02, 08:23 AM
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Sawzall or hacksaw.
Old 06-08-02, 11:50 AM
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Sometimes LiquidWrench works when WD40 does not. Different substances that work in different ways, I was told.

Also adjustable wrenches don't always give you a really good grip. A wrench exactly the right size is better, if you have one, or my tool of choice -- channel lock pliers!

Hope you succeed!
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i second the sawzall /hack saw method!

Old 06-08-02, 12:04 PM
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I always just saw them off. Faster. Easier. Simpler. (My kind of job.) LOL
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Hello, Everbody has thier way to remove tank bolts. I to used a hacksaw when I was a kid. Now that I'm older I don't like to mar the porclin so I remove the water from the tank and drill the heads off the bolts. Start with a 1/8 bit and work your way up.This also works on kitchen faucets that have rusted nuts on them. If the bolt spins put a set of vice grips on the bottom.
Good Luck Woodbutcher
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