Changing out toilet on my 270

bigfirk08bigfirk08 Posts: 1Member
does anyone know how to access the lower nuts that hold my toilet down? I can't get to the to remove and replace the whole unit 

Comments

  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,000Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Remove the small cabinet that is under the sink.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • jme097jme097 Algonac, MIPosts: 1,078Member ✭✭✭
    Sounds like a crappy job lol
    Boat Name: Knot A Worry
    2007 280 Rinker Express 6.2L B3
  • gizmogizmo Posts: 3Member
    Any other tips?  I removed the cabinet, but my normal adult male arm barely fits in far enough to reach the closest bolts, let alone the ones holding down the pump assembly that are a foot further back....
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 803Member ✭✭✭
    Here is what you do
    Drill a hole using a hole saw and gain access to remove and install.
    Cover the hole with this 
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 803Member ✭✭✭

  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 803Member ✭✭✭
    How do I know?
    lets just say I replaced my toilet last spring lol
  • WillhoundWillhound Lake Simcoe, Ontario, CanadaPosts: 694Member ✭✭✭
    Was going to be my suggestion also.
    "Knot Quite Shore"
  • gizmogizmo Posts: 3Member
    Thanks, that was what i was thinking was going to have to happen, but was undecided as to how to cover the hole afterwards with something that would seal well.  What size did you hole saw...5-6"?  And where did you source the hatch?
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 803Member ✭✭✭
    Twist hatches can be bought at your local west store or online.
    whatever size Will fit your hand.
  • gizmogizmo Posts: 3Member
    Never mind, google answered both questions.  5" sea sense hatch cover....
  • 99270fv99270fv Woodstock, GAPosts: 93Member ✭✭
    i used 2 wrenches taped together for length to reach the nuts on the bolts
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 803Member ✭✭✭
    On my 280 there was no way I could reach anything 
    thats why bowl was replaced but main base was old and cracked.

  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,000Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    If/when I replace my toilet, it is going to be this one. It has the same bolt pattern as the manual flush toilet.

    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/jabsco--lite-flush-electric-toilet--P011015401?recordNum=3

    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 803Member ✭✭✭
    Most toilets have same mounting pattern. That’s soecially true if you stick with same brand.
    owner before me replaced the upper bowl but not the base. Reason was getting to the nuts under the fibgerglass enclosure.
    one other trick is to cut the tops of the bolts off and use as screws with marine silicone to secure the toilet to the glass.
Sign In or Register to comment.