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- August 5, 2017 at 1:22 pm #65845
Seems that something you would think should be stainless isn’t. This is a photo of the bolt that holds the toilet to the floor. After seven trips and daily showers this is what’s left of the bolt. Any ideas on how to seal this. I really don’t want to get into removing the toilet .
1 user thanked author for this post.August 5, 2017 at 2:12 pm #65869
You should be able to just replace the bolt, as long as the toilet seal is intact, not leaking. That’s indeed surprising it seems everything else is stainless. The porcelain will clean right up with 400 grit wet and dry sandpaper.
STEVEnBETTYAugust 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm #65881
Disregard my previous post, bad information, you have to remove the toilet to get at the tee bolts, they’re attached to the flange. It doesn’t look like a big job, but I would have thought they were stainless steel, I don’t know that Oliver is at fault ( hardware supplied by vendor) but I’m sure they’ll take care of it.
STEVEnBETTYAugust 5, 2017 at 3:24 pm #65890
I’ve never seen any toilets for household or RV use that come with stainless steel toilet flange bolts. The bolts are not supplied by Oliver, they come with the toilet from the manufacturer. Perhaps replacement bolts from a marine head manufacturer such as Raritan have some made out of stainless steel.
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2016 Dodge Ram Laramie EcoDieselAugust 5, 2017 at 6:45 pm #65908
Looking at the photo closely, it doesn’t seem the bolt is the rusted/corroded component, looks like it was just the washer. Clean up the bolt and get rid of the ugliness and if correct just install stainless washer and nut. (Disclaimer-I’m on my phone so maybe I can’t see it clearly enough.) I replaced my toilet after 1.5 years (had the plastic one) and didn’t have any rust issues.
Otherwise, getting to the flange is easy with these, not like a toilet in your house.
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2015 Oliver Elite II Hull #69August 5, 2017 at 8:14 pm #65917
<p style=”text-align: right;”>Thanks for the responses. As Randy said, I don’t think the bolt is rusted. I think it’s the washers or the nut. But, after careful inspection the caulking around the toilet would have to be cut out and replaced.</p>
I’m going to hold off till winter to dig into it. Too hot to work outside in South FloridaAugust 6, 2017 at 6:46 pm #66031
Ooooooh. Maybe Oliver would replace that with stainless for you?
Cash - AKA Sitting BullAugust 6, 2017 at 8:27 pm #66058
WOW…I hope Oliver sees this picture ..quick. Subbing that washer at the initial install is needed. That is another one of those irritating little things, that QC needs to handle as quick as possible. It would bother me to no end, because I am a clean freak, LOL Not everyone has “handyman” in their resume. Good Luck.
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1 user thanked author for this post.August 8, 2017 at 1:21 pm #66163
Oliver did see this and I got a call from Mr Robinson at the factory. He had called the toilet manufacturing company explained what my problem was. The bolt is brass,but the washers and nut are plated. He was very concerned and asked if there was anything he could send me to repair. Let me say, I’ve never bought a product,had a complaint,and received an unsolicited call to resolve the problem before. Kudos to the Oliver team on this one. I’m heading to the marine store for stainless nut and washers. I wouldn’t think of asking Oliver to send them to me. I bet they would.
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