toilet hacksaw resized 600So your toilet is leaking between the tank and the bowl and you have tried to turn the bolts but they are rusted shut. What do you do?

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The answer is simple: cut them in half.  Sometimes it’s just not worth the struggle to wrestle with the bolts and corroded nuts. Cutting them off is fast and relatively easy, but it really depends on how the toilet tank and bowl come together and what your access is to the bolts.

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Some toilets have a small gap that you can slide a hacksaw blade into, but others you will only be able to access from underneath. In some cases you will only have access to the nuts as they will be snug against the underside of the bowl. If you don’t have good access to cut the bolt, you can always cut through the nut (or use a nut splitter tool).

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A regular hack saw is usually too big to get into the small space. For these tight spaces you can use a close quarter hacksaw. This is basically just a handle that holds the blade from one side leaving half the blade exposed with no support to get in the way. Using this, you can slide the blade into very small spaces.

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