My lower level got wet twice over the past half dozen years. Once when the
vacant lot next to me was cleared for a house and then when a water tank
broke and seeped under the wall. The entire area is carpeted, including the
Yesterday I noticed the commode wobbled ever so slightly. When I
investigated, one of the anchor bolts pulled right out of its socket at the
base of the commode. I turned off the water supply line and drained it. I'll
let it set a few days to get it really dry.
My plan is to disconnect the tank from the commode, remove the one remaining
nut on the anchor bolt that's still in place, then tug on the commode to
Q1) Any tips on pulling this off the concrete floor or is it pretty
Next, I'll probably have to chip with a chisel or drill with a cement drill
to remove the rusted anchor bolt that broke. I suspect I'm gonna' find the
other one in poor enough shape that I'm gonna' want to replace it as well. I
suppose I can just buy these bolts, insert them into the holes I prepare,
then cement them in place with. what? I have some Quikrete hydraulic cement
but I'm not sure that appropriate here.
Q2) What should I use to cement the anchor bolts?
Q3) Any tips for reassembly?
I appreciate your help.