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steelman73

11:48AM | 05/14/05
Member Since: 05/13/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I am trying to replace the nuts/seal on the interface between the tank and bowl. The problem I am having is that I can't get the bolts to loosen to remove them (The nut and bolt turn simultaneously). I have tried everything-from sheer, brute strength to WD-40 to loosen them and, nothing. Meanwhile, the slow leak continues. Hate to call a plumber for such a minor thing. Any advice? Thanks.

RayVinZant

07:38PM | 05/19/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
I take the blade from a hack saw, slide it between the bowl and the tank and cut off the bolts. Then for about 4 bucks I buy a new set from a hardware store and install them with a new gasket between the tank and bowl. Whenever I pull a toilet apart, I replace the foam gasket between tank and bowl, and I replace the supply tube. That way I have no leaks. I buy a flexible braided stainless supply tube (easy to install) and that way I'm not making 50 trips to the hardware store when I get a leak.

Good luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.
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