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Originally Posted by K&K_Dad
I'm assuming the fitting as well, but only the part inside the frame. The outer flange doesn't move.
Is the frame steel, Al or what? Steel frames usually have the water bottle bosses brazed in place and they never come loose but you could either strip the bolt or the internal threads. Al, Carbon and Ti frames usually have Rivnut-type threaded inserts that can be replaced but will often turn with the bolt if they aren't crimped in adequately.
If your fitting is stationary then either the bolt or fitting's threads are damaged. Try pulling firmly outward on the bolt while you turn it to see if you can get it to back out.