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Problem installing new toilet bolt covers.

As I unscrew the nut from the toilet bolt, it will unscrew to a certain point, then the nut/bolt begins to spin. There's not enough room to hold the bolt with needlenose pliers and unscrew the nut. Can someone help? Thanks.

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Unthread the nut as far as possible, then tighten it one full turn. Cut off the top with a hacksaw or dremel grinder and re-try. The bolts are cheap. A small jewelers file may help. Look for the damaged thread and remove the burr.

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Installation of tank is simple.

If you can buy the eljer tank, you can buy whole new toilet with bowl and tank from home center.

We'll walk through instructions for both options.

1) How to replace tank on existing bowl.
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