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How do you remove toilet flange bolts?
Last Updated: 29th February, 2020
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Similarly, how do you remove toilet bolts?
Try turning the nut on the anchor bolts counterclockwise with a wrench. Insert a screwdriver through the hole in the bowl of the toilet and push the bolt to the side. Turn the wrench counterclockwise while holding the bolt sideways to remove the nut.
Also, does a toilet need to be bolted down? The flange should be fastened to the floor. Dry fit the toilet to make sure it doesn't rock. If it does rock, use shims to prevent rocking - just tightening the bolts probably will not stop the rocking but will risk cracking the toilet or breaking the flange. We would usually screw it down during the rough in.
Moreover, how tight should toilet flange bolts be?
The toilet bolts should not be overtightened, but they should be tight. If you hear the sound of metal on porcelain, stop tightening. But if you still feel the bolts tightening against the wax ring, keep going.
Why does my toilet have four bolts?
Manufacturers largely stopped making the 4-bolt toilet in the 1960s. The idea behind it was simple: If two bolts can hold a toilet securely, four bolts are even more secure. Two of the bolts hold the toilet to the flange, just as they do for modern toilets.