I'm trying to decide whether I should attempt to repair my mother's
wandering toilet. This is a What's the Worst That Could Happen
question, because obviously the problem SEEMS to be a missing or
broken bolt. But at least the head of the bolt on the wandering side
is in place.
Last winter, after finding a constantly dripping flexi-pipe to the
toilet, I removed all the 4" x 4" floor tile the toilet sits on. The
tile had become cracked, there was no grout, and the subflooring was
moldy (it still is black, but that's another post topic).
Could the wandering come from the fact that I did not remove the few
tiles the toilet sits on? If the bolts were appropriately fitted to
the floor, wouldn't that keep the toilet from "wandering off?" (Maybe
it's getting senile, like me!)