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The seat uses expansion type bolts. the prongs have corroded. had to hacksaw bolts to remove. local hardware store has no such bolt, can I get them from you?

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I'm not quite sure what bolts you are seeking. Most toilets have two holes for the mounting of the seat, and any nut & bolt combo should work

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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    You are looking for TOTO Part No. THU651N Top Tightening Seat Mounting Bolts
    Sold by: Guillens Enterprises, Inc.

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