Just wondering what others do since I've done this in past as a homeowner.
1) Today I replaced the 2 "brass" bolts holding the tank to the bowl on my
senior neighbor's toilet.
One had broken from corrosion.
Naturally the OTHER had to be cut off.
The HEAD was so corroded that there was nothing to grab onto.
Visegrips kept slipping off .
I finally had the idea to cut the rubber wasthers right even with the bolt head
on two sides = BINGO.
I was able to use the vise grips to hold the head while I turned the nut below.
Does a PRO have a DREMEL type tool to speed up these PITA jobs ????
2) I have another job to do with installing a new toilet.
When I did mine, I was told to use PLASTER OF PARIS on the bottom to fill any
gaps. I did.
I have looked in Reader's Digest New Complete DIY Manual, and they say to
install and then pack with plaster of paris.
I have also heard of using a ring of PLUMBERS PUTTY.