On 5/21/2016 9:48 PM, Micky wrote:
The bolts on our toilet were brass and I hacksawed them off.
The problem was the flange on the waste pipe rusted away to nothing
after 28 years.
A metal flange on a 3 inch black plastic waste pipe.
Home Depot had a replacement w piece flange that was a good solution for
That's good. I haven't faced that problem yet, and I don't know how I
would get a hacksaw on the toilet seat bolts. On the bottom the
toilet is in the way and on the top, it woudl be hard to avoid
scratching. Amazon had tools for taking off plastic toilets for 6 and
10 dollars respectively, but I think I can just put needle-nose vice
grips on the plastic and get it.
BTW, Bemis has a new style, at least on their expensive seats, the
ones that pop off for easy cleaning. The top part is plastic and is
meant to be take the place of the top rubber gasket. There are little
wings to keep the screw centered in the hole. The bottom part has
a built in softer washer, and the nut is surrounded by plastic that is
about 2 inches high. The end is meant to be tightened with maybe a
1/2" end or socket wrench until it snaps off, and that is meant to
happen at the proper tightness. After part snaps off there is still
1 1/2" of the same dimensions, to be used to remove the bolt later.
Frankly, after I easily snapped the bolt heads into the seat, I
couldn't get them out, but I'm sure when they are attached to the
toilet and I'm using the seat as a lever, everything will come apart
as intended, for easy washing of the whole seat, minus little stubby
things that can be cleaned without the seat being in the way.
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