I recently moved into a 6 year old house and one of toilets wobbles. I have
tried tightening the two screws but I'm getting so much resistance now I'm
afraid if I tighten further, I'll crack the toilet.
I bought a new wax ring and was going to remove the whole thing and start
over but I can't budge the 3 screws that hold the tank to the base. Looks
like there was a lot of sweating and everything is rusted tight. Any
secrets to getting the screws to budge?
Thanks in advance!
Leave the tank connected to the bowl and take up as one unit.
Thoroughly drain the tank, suck the water out of the bowl with
(wife's) turkey baster.
The bowl wobble may be caused by the flange not being anchored
to the floor, which in turn may be rotted...
You never know what you will run into on one of these, so be
prepared for an extended project.
I had this problem and found that it was due to the tiles under the base
not being planar. I masked around the base (a Kohler Wellworth long
bowl), removed the toilet, placed plaster (not soft dry wall mud,) under
the bowl and inside the masking, then set the toilet in the plaster,
bolted it down and let it dry.
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