Standard Fixtures Bolt holes must be between 5-1/4” and 8” apart. You will also need at least 3/4” clearance from the center of the bolt holes to the back of the toilet tank.

What is the correct way to install toilet tank bolts?

Quote from Youtube video: So just to show you how the hardware setup here – so you get your order right basically way of our bolt going through all three layers we have rubber washers wherever we're touching porcelain.

Are toilet tank bolts standard?

More often, toilet tank bolts are standard and will fit most types of toilet tanks. If you need to replace your toilet tank bolts, you have a high chance of finding it easy.

Are all toilet mounting holes the same?

Standard Size

The ring has slots for the bolts that hold the toilet down. The flange pipe can have a diameter of either 3 or 4 inches, depending on the size of the waste line, but a 4-inch hole works in both cases.

How many bolts are in a toilet tank?

Two bolts

The majority of toilets are made of two parts: the tank and the bowl. Together they store toilet water until flushing. Two bolts attach the tank to the bowl. The bolts pop through the bottom of the tank, passing through flange holes found at the top of the bowl.

How do you seal toilet tank bolts?

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Quote from Youtube video: So it's gonna go bolt metal washer washer. And then we're gonna put a washer against the tank. And then we could have put a hex nut on it to tighten it up so that it doesn't leak.

How do you cut the bolts on a toilet tank?

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Quote from Youtube video: You can use a hacksaw. And with a hacksaw blade you can get in there and cut this bolt. It's kind of hard to see in there but you can get in there and cut that bolt. But that takes a long time.

What size are toilet bolts?

Standard Johni-Bolts are 2 ¼” long. They are also available in an extra-long length, which is 3 ½”.

What are toilet bolts called?

closet bolts

Securing your toilet to the floor are two long bolts (called closet bolts) that come up through the base of the toilet and are secured with nuts.

Are you supposed to caulk around a toilet?

Caulk keeps your toilet secure the floor, and avoids any chance of injury or toilet malfunctioning. It’s actually required by the International Plumbing Code to caulk a toilet to the floor, and now knowing the reasoning behind it, why would you not want to?

Why is my toilet leaking from the tank bolts?

A toilet that leaks from its tank bolts is usually leaking because of damaged, misaligned or even cracked washers or bolts. You have to either tighten the bolts or replace them. Generally, two-piece toilets have a set of bolts that attach the tank to the bowl.

How tight should bolts be on a toilet?

As tight as you can go will probably snap the porcelain (with a good socket you can torque a nut onto a bolt quite a bit). Until you think it’s about to snap is just guessing. Snug. No movement.