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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Plumbing.

In this Badge Bit, you will repair a toilet that is not bolted down well.  (Note that this BB is part of a 6-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Tiny List. You must complete six Badge Bits in the Tiny List.)



Some related articles
  - How to Tighten a Toilet
  - How to Fix a Wobbly Toilet Bowl
  - How to Fix a Loose Wobbly Toilet Bowl
  - How to Fix a Loose Focking Toilet









To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - repair a toilet that is not well bolted down

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the poorly bolted down toilet
   - an in progress shot of you repairing the poorly bolted down toilet
   - an after picture of the newly bolted down toilet
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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So if I am replacing mine with a free Craig's list toilet, so new wax ring and bolting it down does it go here ? Same skills I have been dreading it but I should get it out of the front yard snd in to where guests can use it
 
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Debi Baker wrote:So if I am replacing mine with a free Craig's list toilet, so new wax ring and bolting it down does it go here ? Same skills I have been dreading it but I should get it out of the front yard snd in to where guests can use it



If it isn't new it may need the transition piece replace between the tank and the bowl, and then you my need to put in a new flapper, and then the fill mechanism may also need to be replaced. So if it leaks between the bowl and the tank and the flapper doesn't hold back the water, and the fill tube doesn't function...you can get all these 3 things in an inexpensive kit

$20 from Lowes
 
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Sue Reeves wrote:So if I am replacing mine with a free Craig's list toilet, so new wax ring and bolting it down does it go here ? Same skills I have been dreading it but I should get it out of the front yard snd in to where guests can use it


I think what you are describing is a straw level BB - Replace a Toilet.
 
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I fixed a toilet that was rocking at one of the houses that I maintain today.  This one had a hold down system that I had never seen before, it uses two very heavy duty plastic blocks which have many holes in them to accept screws.  These plastic blocks are bolted to the toilet flange as the toilet itself normally would be. I had to pull the toilet to find out what the issue was.  Once I saw how this system worked, I ended up resetting the toilet in the wax ring (making sure that it was firmly seated) then slightly angling the screws down so as to pull it tight to the floor. This worked beautifully! I did reuse the wax ring because it was in really great shape, but I did roll the edges back up on top of itself to ensure a good seal.

I should point out that this system is designed to hold the bolts because these are very high-end houses and it has the added benefit of making the toilet smooth sided and thus much easier to keep clean.  

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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- repair a toilet that is not well bolted down


To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
  - a before picture of the poorly bolted down toilet
See Attached
  - an in progress shot of you repairing the poorly bolted down toilet
See Attached
  - an after picture of the newly bolted down toilet
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ToiletLoose1.jpg
Toilet has been here for probably over five years, has some side to side rock.
Toilet has been here for probably over five years, has some side to side rock.
ToiletLoose2.jpg
Bit of corrosion but tightened down well enough.
Bit of corrosion but tightened down well enough.
ToiletLoose3.jpg
Nice and firm! A straight forward job.
Nice and firm! A straight forward job.
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