If that doesn t work you may have to cut the bolts with a hacksaw or split the nuts with a nut splitter.
Finish floor after removing toilet.
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If you re removing the entire toilet and not just removing the back tank to paint behind the toilet you ll need to remove the bolt caps.
Against a toilet however there is no new sheet to form a seam and nothing to cover an expansion gap leaving an obvious channel in the floor around the toilet.
This hole is a direct path to the soil pipe that leads to the sewer or septic system.
Rest the toilet on an old blanket or newspapers.
Just use a flathead screwdriver to pop them off.
Cut through the putty that holds the toilet to the floor using a sharp utility knife.
Pry off the trim caps on the floor bolts if necessary and then remove the nuts from the floor bolts with an adjustable wrench.
Try spraying the toilet bolt nuts with penetrating oil if they won t budge.
Next move your caulk gun to the inset depth you just measured and apply caulk directly to the floor maintaining the inset depth as you follow the tape.
Stuff an old rag in the hole in the floor called the closet flange.
How to remove rusty toilet bolts.
Measure the depth and width of the gluing edge of the bowl.
After a new wax ring is in place on the floor flange you should have completely scraped away the old one with a putty knife position the pick up stix beneath the rim of the new toilet bowl.
You should then be able to lift the toilet off the floor leaving only the drain opening.
Whether you hire your plumbing contractor to remove the toilet or simply do it yourself your flooring project will be much easier.
After removing a pedestal you should be able to lay the floor without any extra cutting but you ll have to cut around a toilet flange.
Remove the toilet and turn it on its side.
Toilet bases are often oddly shaped with many curves and rounded corners.
Cutting flooring around these obstacles is difficult even for the.
The rag prevents sewer gases from entering your home.
This procedure doesn t require much accuracy however.
Underneath there are the bolts that are holding the toilet to the floor.
Then make an outline of the toilet on the floor with masking tape.