I'm off tomorrow to refix an elderly relative's loo to the floor. It
sounds like mild steel screws were used and they have rusted out.
Any idea what size a typical loo needs? It would be easier to get them
on the way. ISTR that they need to be about 75mm long but needed to be
Stainless steel presumably?
I have got a similar job to do as my pan is screwed to the floorboards
but is a bit loose.
The reason it is loose is because although I used brass screws I
didn't want to tighten them too much against the ceramic in case it
cracked at the base. I have looked before but never been able to track
down any suitable plastic seatings which I guess should be nylon or
similar. The ideal solution would be a plastic cup washer with a snap
on cap but where do you get them from?!!
The plastic cup washers with the snap on cap is what I used, I can't
remember where I got them from but they seemed readily available at the
time. I did have a problem with one of them that seemed to distort when
tightened, so the cap kept springing off, I tried supergluing the cap
on, but even that failed, so I filled the cup with white frame sealant
and levelled it off, not had any problem since.
If so I got a pack only a couple of weeks ago from Homebase, but I am sure
any shed will have them, usually in packs of 100, but a local hardware shop
might sell you a smaller qty.
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