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    The nut and the bolt are rusted together and the bolt is spinning. The sink cabinet is next to the toilet on one side and a wall is on the other side. A very tight area. I used a hack saw to remove. Is there any better, faster way to remove these without breaking the toilet?
    Roots beware of the C snake with shark teeth.

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    Re: rusted toilet bolt

    When it spins, drive a wood wedge between toilet base N floor. right next to bolt. Now it wont spin, cut with sawsall. I have a few sawsalls, But I love the little millwakii Hacksall. Plenty balls N
    great for small jobs !
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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    • #3
      Re: rusted toilet bolt

      Jobmax with metal cutting blade is great for this.

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      • #4
        Re: rusted toilet bolt

        I put a nut driver in a drill and turn the bolt. Slip a sawzall blade along the shaft and hold it so the rotation bites the teeth into the shaft.
        Buy cheap, buy twice.

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        • #5
          Re: rusted toilet bolt

          Along with the Hacksall, Milwaukee makes a number of cordless tools that run on the same
          12 volt battery. I find the multi-tool does a good job on cutting toilet bolts. Also the
          dremel-type rotary tool with a thin metal cut off wheel is okay, although it does throw off
          grit and dust.

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          • #6
            Re: rusted toilet bolt

            I like that Thanks Chief !
            I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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            • #7
              Re: rusted toilet bolt

              Thanks for the ideals.
              Can't wait to try out.
              Roots beware of the C snake with shark teeth.

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              • #8
                Re: rusted toilet bolt

                most of the rusted bolts i've seen are 1/4" steel bolt and steel nut. most have steel washers too. sometimes collapsing or grinding a slot in the washer will allow you to remove it. the nut will then usually pull right through the hole.
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                ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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