How fragile is the toilet base?

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Old 05-12-12, 06:20 PM
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How fragile is the toilet base?

ok perhaps silly but how tight you screw the 2 brass bolts holding the toilet to the floor?

Of course not hand tight but moderate pressure on the wrench or as much as you can?
 
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Old 05-12-12, 07:40 PM
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Its fragile if the base does not sit flush. Meaning you can rock the toilet some without the bolts tightened.

And even if shims are use you are then putting force on one area of the toilet.

The horn can snap quite easy.

Use a small wrench to tighten. This will allow you to feel the tightness and not to much torque.

I set my toilets in plaster. Snug it. Then when plaster dries give another snug. The plaster gives a firm base.

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Old 05-12-12, 08:44 PM
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I like the plaster idea Mike, thanks for your time
 
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Old 05-13-12, 10:10 AM
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Mike's plaster idea seems to be a great one. As for tightness, I like to use a deep socket on a nut driver to minimize torque. Even doing that, I snapped a PVC closet flange in my own house. It hasn't leaked in 5 yrs. Lucky, lucky.
 
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