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Dinosaurus

06:37AM | 06/17/05
Member Since: 06/16/05
140 lifetime posts
I want to replace my toilet . I noticed there 4 bolts at the base of the toilet. Can this be converted to a 2 bold toilet? Do you know who made this type of toilet? Do they sell 4 bolt toilets? please email twyla17331@yahoo.com

hokie88

09:27AM | 06/17/05
Member Since: 11/27/03
28 lifetime posts
I just removed a 4-bolt toilet from my mother's house, circa 1950. I had to rip out and replace the subfloor which had rotted due to long-term toilet leak, and tried today to install a new 2-bolt toilet. My problem is that the bolt holes in the old iron flange do not line up with the bolt holes in the new toilet. If I line them up, then the exit hole on the toilet bowl bottom is too far back and the little lip makes it impossible to sit flush. If anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this - I'd really appreciate it. Seems like I may have to call a plumber on this one...

RayVinZant

05:35AM | 06/22/05
Member Since: 08/29/04
227 lifetime posts
Someone may have to replace the flange on the pipe coming through the floor. This is probably a job for a plumber. A plumber will be able to offer you multiple solutions for this problem on site. A lot of factors will come into play. If you are in concrete, ceramic, wood or other flooring situations, it will change the answer to your problem. But there are interior and exterior compression type flanges that can be installed for newer type toilets.

Good Luck

Raymond VinZant Plumbing Prof.

Dinosaurus

05:10AM | 06/23/05
Member Since: 06/16/05
140 lifetime posts
I Cant believe it. My brother swapped the 4 bolt toilet with the two bolt toilet and it fit perfectly. Could not have gone smoother. Fit like a charm. I was thrilled. Everything lined up perfectly.

BV022694

12:23AM | 06/15/20
I'd like to find a new 4-bolt toilet for a client. The two-bolt toilets depend on the flange to prevent side movement and are not secure. He's handicapped and sits sideways on it because that works for him with the pole he has to use to access it. Any idea when they will make new 4-bolts with 5 gallon flush again? I hate all new low-water using 2-bolt toilets anyway.


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