Rusted anchor nut


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Old 06-11-05, 06:31 PM
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Rusted anchor nut

I just started remodeling my bathroom and hit one of many snags. How do you remove rusted our anchor nut on the toilet? I removed the cap and the nut and partially the anchor itself is eaten away by rust. I have some of the miracle PB blaster stuff that always worked, but there is almost nothing left on that nut i.e. nothing to grip by. I will be replacing the subfloor in that bathroom (second floor) so if I can cut out the toilet with the anchors and then replace them with the new anchors it would be great. I just donít know how are they attached to joists/subfloor ????

Thanks for all your help,

 
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Old 06-11-05, 06:37 PM
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If you are referring to the toilet anchor bolts, they slip-connect into the toilet flange. You might try vice grips and just turn until it breaks. Also can take one of those handles that hold a hacksaw blade and carefully cut off the nut. Good luck.
 
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Old 06-12-05, 02:23 AM
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The bolts fit into keyhole-like slots in a plastic or brass flange. If the toilet is loose, you may be able to rotate it so the bolts reach the open ends of their slots, then lift out.

http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en...=closet+flange

Failing that, and failing attack at the bolts from above, try lifting the toilet just enough to slide a hacksaw blade under.

By the way, teflon tape works great on threads to prevent seizing.
 
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Old 06-12-05, 06:57 AM
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Many people and plumbers use hacksaws and there is even the mini-hack saw made for cutting those bolts on toilet bases. I use an angle grinder and 10 seconds, bang, your done...

Good luck..more problems ask and someone will answer you.
 
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Old 06-12-05, 07:58 AM
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thanks

Thanks a lot guys! Knowledge is power. I will try that power tonight J

Thanks again!
 
 

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