WC Screws for to screw into floor

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  1. Jibbs

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    Hello all

    Current screws have rusted so bad that the heads have fallen off. I'm looking to replace but want to get the suitable screws. Do they need plugging into the floor as i have floor tiles. Sorry if i sound like a complete idiot as i'm a novice DIYER.

    I was thinking these http://www.screwfix.com/p/pan-bidet-fixing-kit/43370

    If not can someone suggest more suitable ones?

    Thanks
    Jibbs
     
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    Yep, there'll do.

    Andy
     
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    Depends on the subfloor, concrete will need drilling and plugging, timber you would just need to drill thru tile.
     
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    Grippfill the base, worked for me. Never moved since. The WC not me :D
     
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    Do the screws run horizontally into a fixing block or bracket under the pan, or vertically (or thereabouts) straight into the floor?

    Cadmium plated or passivated screws are supposed to be rustproof .... until the plating gets bruised by the screwdriver as you install them - hence the plastic covers for the heads on the ones you linked to.

    Brass screws can suffer 'dezincification' as they age, leaving them a bit brittle.

    Stainless steel screws shouldn't rust or tarnish.

    Both brass and stainless screws can be a little soft to drive in without the correct size pilot hole.

    Personally I prefer to see a clean, well fitted screw head to looking at a plastic bubble stuck over the end of the fixing, but that's just me....
     
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