Fitting toilet seat


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R D S

I have just finished fitting a new toilet.

Nightmare job, the old pan connector was plastered into the wall and on
chipping it out it seemed that rather than the standard size I expected to
push the pan connector* in, the pipe was in fact smaller, the old pan
connector had been fitted over it and glued.

*I bought 3 different types of pan connector, I thought I had all bases
covered.

Anyway after much codging the toilet is firmly in place and seems
watertight.

So we come to fit the seat and bugger me, I can't possibly get my hands to
the underneath where the screw posts go through because of the way the
toilet is moulded, you would need to go from round the back, have 2 wrists
and extremely small hands.

Other than glue it has anyone another idea, are there special fittings
available?

Cheers,

Rick
 
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Phil L

R said:
I have just finished fitting a new toilet.

Nightmare job, the old pan connector was plastered into the wall and
on chipping it out it seemed that rather than the standard size I
expected to push the pan connector* in, the pipe was in fact smaller,
the old pan connector had been fitted over it and glued.

*I bought 3 different types of pan connector, I thought I had all
bases covered.

Anyway after much codging the toilet is firmly in place and seems
watertight.

So we come to fit the seat and bugger me, I can't possibly get my
hands to the underneath where the screw posts go through because of
the way the toilet is moulded, you would need to go from round the
back, have 2 wrists and extremely small hands.


I have got two wrists.
 
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Phil L

R said:
Guffaw, I meant on the same arm!

Still, if you want to try and fit my bog seat feel free.
Have you tried using long handled grips of some kind?
 
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John Rumm

R said:
Other than glue it has anyone another idea, are there special fittings
available?
Some seat fittings can be done up from the top only. They have a machine
screw through a rubber rawl plug like construction. As you tighten the
screw, the rubber is forced to bulge out. This locks it in place in the
holes in the pan.
 
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Broadback

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Broadback

Stuart said:
So what covers up the screw heads .I have never had any toilet seat that fits
any way other than from underneath.... the bolt heads sitting in a groove in the
plastic part that sits either side of the seat and the nuts fit on undeneath the
pan


Stuart ..
Each one had a different cover that push fitted over the screws, very
simple and obvious in application.
 
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Steve Walker

Andy said:
Somewhere or other recently, I have seen a special tool for fitting
toilet seats (can't remember where though).

The picture showed it as yellow plastic and jointed with a cam at the
end to fit up under the china and
reach the nuts under the seat (as it were).
screwfix 62412 - £10
 
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