Re: Leaky Toilet
If the bolts that hold the toilet to the floor are rusty or corroded, plan to replace them. When setting the toilet, you will need to compress the wax ring (if you go with that product) until the toilet is completely sitting on the floor. If it's not completely down, it will settle over time, the bolts will get loose, and you'll have another leak to fix.
They are sold in kits with bolts, nuts, and washers. The bolts have a special flat, oblong head on them, so you can't just use a standard hex bolt from the bin at the hardware store. Be sure to purchase a kit with solid brass bolts and stainless steel nuts. There are some that are plated steel, and these do not last. The bolt will be too long and will need to be cut off after installation to attach the plastic cover; a pair of bolt cutters works great but a hacksaw blade wrapped in masking tape for a handle works, too. Some kits feature bolts that can be broken off rather than cut.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.