Replacing toilet seat


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Martin

I have moved into a house with a "modern" toilet. The porcelain encloses the
sides giving no side access to the nuts attaching the seat. The pan is too
close to the rear wall to allow me to get in even by bending my arm
somewhere between the wrist and elbow. (!) The seat needs replacing. Are
there tools available to do this? Do I have to remove the pan?

Advice please.
 
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Ed Sirett

I have moved into a house with a "modern" toilet. The porcelain encloses the
sides giving no side access to the nuts attaching the seat. The pan is too
close to the rear wall to allow me to get in even by bending my arm
somewhere between the wrist and elbow. (!) The seat needs replacing. Are
there tools available to do this? Do I have to remove the pan?

Advice please.
There should be 2 or 4 screws (possibly behind plastic camouflaging trim)
at the sides near the base these (wood)screw into plastic brackets behind
the ceramic. One you have undone these you should be able to move the pan
forward and various maintenance actions. The outlet connector will likely
be a flexible hose.



Gas Fitting Standards Docs here: http://www.makewrite.demon.co.uk/GasFittingStandards
 
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auctions

Martin said:
I have moved into a house with a "modern" toilet. The porcelain encloses the
sides giving no side access to the nuts attaching the seat. The pan is too
close to the rear wall to allow me to get in even by bending my arm
somewhere between the wrist and elbow. (!) The seat needs replacing. Are
there tools available to do this? Do I have to remove the pan?

Advice please.
Do you know what make it is? Roca do a toilet which sounds similar,
where the seat has a quick release bracket to be taken off for
cleaning, and the mechanism attaches from the top - no access to
underneath required. I've got the instructions for the one I'm fitting
next week if it is similar.

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Dave Liquorice

I have moved into a house with a "modern" toilet. The porcelain
encloses the sides giving no side access to the nuts attaching the
seat.
Nuts or wing nuts? Can you get at real nuts with a socket and extension
with a ratchet driver out the back?
 
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Guy King

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from "Martin said:
I have moved into a house with a "modern" toilet. The porcelain
encloses the
sides giving no side access to the nuts attaching the seat. The pan is too
close to the rear wall to allow me to get in even by bending my arm
somewhere between the wrist and elbow. (!) The seat needs replacing. Are
there tools available to do this? Do I have to remove the pan?
Would this help?
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?cId=A335538&ts=48233&id=62412
 
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John Rumm

Martin said:
I have moved into a house with a "modern" toilet. The porcelain encloses the
sides giving no side access to the nuts attaching the seat. The pan is too
I installed one that sounds a bit like that.

In fact it did not have any nuts at all. The bolts passed through some
rubber wallplug type affairs that had a threadded nut at the end. As you
tightened the bolt from the top, it shortened the rubber bung and forced
its radius to expand, thereby jamming it into the holes in the procelain.
 
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