Home Improvement & Repair on Video : Replacing the Tank Bolts on a Toilet

Home Improvement & Repair on Video : Replacing the Tank Bolts on a Toilet


If you determine that you need to replace
your tank bolts because of a rusty bolt, or, which is more often the case, a corroded washer,
it’s fairly simple to do. You definitely need to drain the tank, get all the water
out of it. and then look down in here – you’ll see the head of the bolt, that’s actually
the screws here, the slotted top. And you’re going to want to hold it still with a screwdriver
or another flat item while underneath you loosen the bolts with your socket wrench.

So really, you’ll simply just reach under – or you may need someone to help you
but, it’s simply a matter of holding the head still while you ratchet out the bolts
from the bottom. And once you’ve done that, the tank lifts right off there – it’s not
that heavy when it’s empty, and you’ll just do everything in reverse. I would recommend
taking the bolts with you to the home center so you make sure you have the right size.
But that will take care of your problem.

3 thoughts on “Home Improvement & Repair on Video : Replacing the Tank Bolts on a Toilet

  1. That's all well and good if the socket is deep enough to reach the bolt on the bottom…. however, they seemed to be too deep for my plain old sockets.

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