If you want to remodel your bathroom as well as your toilet, you need to remove your toilet seat from the toilet to assemble a new toilet seat. It is not a hard task, but you need to follow a simple and effective method.
When you are going to remove the toilet seat, you should remove the plastic toilet seat cap. After that, you need to use some oil so that it can easily lose, and you can hassle-free remove the nuts. If the nuts are still hard enough to remove, you can use pliers from the underside of the toilet so that the nuts easily unscrew.
Now, I am going to share with you some effective methods so that you can remove your rusted wing nuts from your toilet seat. Keep reading.
How to Remove Rusted Wing Nuts from a Toilet Seat?
Here, you will get 4 effective ways to remove rusted wing nuts from your toilet seat. You can follow any of them. And if you think that the method is not working for you, you can let me know in the following comment box to remove rusted wing nuts.
Way 1: Remove Plastic Cap
Majority of the toilet seat used plastic cap top side of the toilet seat. You can use a screwdriver or a scraper for popping the caps off. If the plastic cap has rusted elements, you should use penetrating oil to remove the cap without any broken problems.
Way 2: Hold the Toilet Seat Nut From Below
Check out the following 4 points to complete this step. You may know that most toilet seats come with an underside porcelain toilet and extended designs.
- First of all, you need to look at the underside of your toilet to find where the bolts come from.
- Use an adjustable wrench so that you can hold the nuts.
- Use a wrench or screwdriver to loosen the nuts from the top of the toilet seat.
Way 3: Use a Long Or Deep Socket
Sometimes it is hard enough for us to use a screwdriver or common wrench to hold the underside of the toilet seat. You can use a long or deep socket so that you can easily hold the underside of the toilet seat nuts and easily remove them.
Way 4: Cut The Rusted Nuts
If the above ways are not working, you need to understand that your toilet-rusted wing nuts are deeply affected, and there is no way except cut the rusted nuts. You can use it here, Dremel or hacksaw to cut the rusted nuts. Note, you should cut the rusted nuts using a 45-degree angle because of getting a safe-cutting experience.
I hope the above 4 ways help you remove rusted wing nuts from your toilet seat. All of the methods I applied are working. But, if you think that the ways are not working for you, you can hire a plumber to remove the rusted wing nuts.
How to Remove Rusted Toilet Flange Bolts?
Toilet flange is a regular element of the toilet, and sometimes it becomes destroyed by rust. So, if your toilet flange bolts also become rusted, you can follow the below points to remove rusted toilet flange bolts without getting any problems.
- First and foremost, you need to spray some oil (I am using penetrating oil) and wait a minimum of 15 minutes. I think the bolts are loose, and you can remove the rusted toilet flange.
- If the toilet flange bolts are not loosened, you can use a metal cutter to cut the flange bolts. However, you can use a hacksaw or Dremel to cut down the flange bolts without getting any problems.
- The final tool is an angle grinder which you can also use to cut toilet flange bolts so that you can easily remove the bolt.
These three points are popular, and most plumbers have used these points to remove rusted toilet flange nuts or bolts. I hope you understand what I said about this toilet flange bolt removal process.
How to Remove a Seized Toilet Seat?
When we use the toilet seat for a long time, it is common for the toilet seat nuts to seize or get stuck because of rust and other harmful elements. However, if your toilet seat comes with this problem, you need to remove the nuts and then remove the toilet seat.
You can use penetrating oil to remove the seized toilet seat. After spraying oil, you need to wait for a minimum of 15-minutes. After that, you should also keep in mind that if the oil is not working, you need to cut the bolts using Dremel, hacksaw, or angle grinder.
Some Additional Information
Q: How do you get rusted plastic bolts off a toilet seat?
Answer: To remove rusted plastic bolts from your toilet seat, you must first remove the caps from the top side of the toilet seat. However, you can also use oil, an angle grinder, and other tools to remove the rusted plastic bolts off a toilet seat.
Q: How do you loosen a tight bolt on a toilet seat?
Answer: You can spray penetrating oil to loosen a tight bolt on a toilet seat. Most of the time, the bolts are tightened because of rust and other harmful elements. If the oil is not working, it would be better for you to cut down bolts without thinking anymore.
Q: How do you loosen a rusted wing nut?
Answer: First of all, you need to know the condition of the wing nuts. After that, you can use penetrating oil to loosen a rusted wing nut. If the nuts are not loosened, you can cut down the nuts using an angle grinder, Dremel, or hacksaw.
Are you still found yourself confused about removing rusted wing nuts from a toilet seat? Then I would love to suggest you check out the above ways again. I write the above ways based on my experience. Each way helps you hassle-free remove the rusted toilet seat nuts. So, why are you delayed? Check out the above ways and remove your rusted toilet seat wing nuts without facing any problems.
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