How to prevent rust in toilet tank

Old 04-30-06, 06:44 AM
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How to prevent rust in toilet tank

The bolts that hold the tank to the bowl were completely rusted (had to cut them with a hacksaw) I'm putting in new ones but want to know how to prevent this occurring in the future. I'm thinking of covering them with silicone caulk or Henry's roof cement. Any comments -- other ideas?
Old 04-30-06, 06:47 AM
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You could use the silicone but for the price of the caulk, you could probably get "real" (solid) brass closet bolts. Many are brass coated. Good luck.
Old 04-30-06, 09:37 AM
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In addition, there are two sizes. Go with the 1/4" solid brass. Brass doesn't rust like brass coated steel.

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