Went to install a new toilet on this tile job and one of the bolts in the flange was spining. The other one held fine.
Went and got a 5/16 bolt, but the T-flange was still too short and it would spin.
Tried it in one of the other slots, just to check and it spun in their too.
This is old brass flang with lead pipe bend over the flang. (1970)
I checked at Lowes to see if they have any "special" bolts but did not see any. Tried the bolt with their brass flanges. The same problem.
Too later for a real plumber supply or specialty store (The Plumbers Friend). But I will try those tomorrow.
I looked at a repair flange. But the one that I saw was just a flat plate with screw holes and a keyhole slot for the bolt. But I did not see any kind of flange or grove that would keep the head of the t-bolt from turning. And it would be a pain to install.
But do they make a the bolts with a bigger head. Or one where the top (threaded side) of the t-flange has a projection so that it locks in the slot instead of against the side.
After I got home I was thing that I could use visegrips to hold the bolt after I finger tightened the nut.
That that would make it a pain for the next person.
BTW, the old toilet was a 4 bolters. But they where all corded away.
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