The wax seal broke on the toilet. it sits on a concrete floor with a
raised flange, and was not shimmed to prevent rocking.
I'm trying to line up the bolts to re-seat the toilet on the flange
before I shim it...so what's the best way to locate these bolts? They
tend to rotate as they're being tightened, then they pull out of the
You may need new bolts or flange. They come with a rectangle head that
should not turn.
To keep them upright while sitting the john I pack the slot with pinches of
the old wax ring.
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Yea but I've seen them turn somewhat before the oval head catches and I
don't like the idea. What I've come to do is use a Sharpie to draw a
small line on the end of the bolt beforehand so I know the position of
the head once it's concealed. A small slot is nicer if a tool is handy.
Looks like at least two of us came up with that one.
Gee I just did the same thing and I found that the bolts would spin,
when in the flange's slot, but would not come out. So I didn't worry
about it too much. But I still would have preferred to have the long
axis of the rectangular bolt head perpendicular to the slot - if I
ever do it again I hope I remember the Sharpie idea. --H
What I do is to use to extra nuts and thread them down to the bolts and hand
tighten against the flange, this allows the bolts to not move and spin as
you lower the bowl through the two holes. Then you put in the nuts to secure
them to the base of the toilet.
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