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Old 05-23-2011, 06:43 AM   #1
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Angry Toilet removal help.

Bud here...I have a 1976 Argosy..22 foot. I'm trying to remove the toilet which is a Thetford Aqua Magic SL. I know you have to go thru the hole in the top with a swivel deep socket. I've done that but it seems like the bolt is moving but not the nut. It's very loose but the toilet will not come up. I also turned the front bolt but it seems like the bolt is moving too but not the nut. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks..Bud Argosy, '76,22.

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Old 05-23-2011, 07:09 AM   #2
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Try this

If the toilet is lose you may be able to rotate it to where the heads of the bolts will slip out of the key slots in the toilet flange. If not; rotate the toilet and try losening the nuts, rotating it may lock the heads of the flange bolts where you can get the nuts off.

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mine did that and i took a sawsall and cut a hole out of the toilet to get to the bolts.
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If the bolt isn't rusty, especially around the nut, you might be able to vise grip the bolt, my new bolt had a square for a wrench located at the top. to get more room to move I used a box end wrench. Suggestion of moving toilet as a wrench, if it has clearance you could twist of the mounting as it is a screwed theaded piece.
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Depending if you want to save the toilet or not. If not, bwootx's solution seems to be OK. If your intention is to save the toilet and reinstall, I would use either a one sided handle hacksaw or a sawsall with a long metal blade to cut the bolt horizonally under the flange. You should be able since you say the toilet is loose now. Just raise the toilet slightly and shim it to allow you the space for sawing. Good luck.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:51 PM   #6
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I wedged the toilet with a wood shim, and cut the bolt off with a long sawsall blade.

Thanks for all the help

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I'm in mine tight now trying the same thing. The nuts came off just fine, but it seems that something is still holding it down. I saw an another forum about twisting counter clockwise, but the back wall won't allow that. Trying to save the tooilet, so I don't want to force it and break it. It wiggles some, so not glued to the floor. seems that the front right corner (looing at it) is where it is stuck, but I don't see another bolt holding it down next to the pedal. I am at the point that a flat Wonder bar is about to come in to help it up. Again, I don't want to break it. Do you think it is just sticking and the bar is the way to go? Maybe I'll try my flat hacksaw first to see if I can loosen it.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:10 PM   #8
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Turns out the guy before me used silicon to hold the toilet to the flange, along with the bolts. I thought I would note it here in case anyone else runs into this issue.

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