These are usually at the back of the toilet seat. 10 Tricks To Remove That Stuck, Seized, or Stripped Bolt or Nut. I’d probably cut the nut with a straight screwdriver & a hammer, e.g. Photo 1: The deep-well socket option . Good luck. We realized that it was a low battery problem after some sear... Bless you!! 9,860 Posts . The nut for the seat screws is inside & should let loose from there. sawsall is used, but if you have a multi-master tool it will be easier. Posts. I took off the other side, and eventually yanked the seat up and off. Seat has metal (rusty) bolts and plastic/nylon nuts. Toilet seat held down by rusted bolts and metal nut on one side and nylon on the other. Use a putty knife to scrape the plastic off as it melts. Using a hammer around a toilet is NEVER a good idea. Lv 7. It's on the side that's near a wall, so access isn't easy. Remove the Bolts. Get it as soon as Mon, Jan 11. Eventually you should be able to lift the screws right out of there. Deliver Click & Collect. This time I cannot remove the two plastic nuts under the tank, holding the metal intake tube to the tank and the valve. Start your free trial. Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 49 total) 1 2 3 → Author. That leaves just one option: cut the seat off with a hacksaw. Removing the cap exposes the hinge mechanism. Continue turning the screw extractor until you completely remove the screw from the toilet seat. The part of the toilet flange that holds the toilet is a metal or plastic ring with two bolt tracks positioned opposite each other. But when we went to replace it, the screws are rusted, and the plastic bolts shredded the moment we tried to … To remove the seat, hold the nut while unscrewing the bolt. If they're covered with plastic caps, pop them off with your fingers or a flat screwdriver. The current bolt its stripped from my ghetto rigged screwdriver (butter knife in a vice grip) and am using a adjustable wrench on the nut itself. Remove all the bolts and nuts and then lift the seat off the bowl. Place a socket wrench on the end of the screw extractor. February 15, 2015 at 9:11 pm #274517. mjreich. The bolts are very rusty and have plastic nuts that do not have any flanges to speak of (i.e. The flange ring is partially hollowed out under these tracks so the heads of the flange bolts can be inserted through a large opening at one end of the track and slid to the other end. When the porcelain is broken or cracked during repair, it generally means the toilet has to be replaced. Cannot remove plastic bolts to replace toilet seat - what do? The hinge on top is metal. If you want to remove the plastic nuts in your toilet tank, you will get wet unless removing all of the water from the toilet tank. When it's time to replace your toilet seat, you can usually use a screwdriver and pliers to remove the plastic screws and nuts. Do one at a time. Continue tapping until the putty knife cuts through the screw, then lift up the seat and screws. Hey r/DIY, I'm at my wit's end. – Iggy Jan 16 '16 at 1:46 There's little room to either side of toilet... and frankly, I'm a bit too claustrophobic to even think about sticking my head in there... probably wouldn't be able to see much anyway. Try Locking Pliers, Then Cut If enough of the bolt extends past the nut to provide purchase for a set of locking pliers, there's a chance you can hold the bolt steady while you turn the nut with a wrench. I cannot find the manual for the bandsaw I just purchased. That toilet is heavy, maybe 100-lbs, & get all the water out that you can. Some caps are attached to the toilet seat while others pop right off. Also, heat is not recommended because of potential thermal shock that can crack the porcelain. Or, call Roto-Rooter. Then squirted plenty of WD40 (using the tiny red plastic tube it comes with) into top of the fittings. 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