Toilet Seat

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Apellation Controlee

Exciting, huh?

I'm trying to source a replacement for a toilet seat that's been
broken. The seat itself is nothing out of the ordinary (oval, 345mm x
420mm) but the fixings are stainless steel.
There are no manufacturer's marks, or mould stamps on the seat or the
lid.

Pictures of the fittings here: http://allegoric.us/16A5p4E &
http://allegoric.us/16A5qpd

It's highly desirable to replace the seat with an exact match so if
anyone recognises the fixings it will be a great help.

I realise it's _possible_ that the same fixings could be re-used but,
AFAIK, no standards exist that would provide any assurance before
buying a new seat.
 
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Apellation Controlee

TBH they look like bog standard (sorry!) top fixing mounts (they consist
of a machine screw and end cap in a rubber sleeve. As you tighten the
screw, the sleeve expands and grips the holes, all without needing to
get to the underside of the pan)
That's encouraging - do you think, if I buy another regular toilet
seat, I can rely on these existing fitments being the right size and
orientation to fit the new seat?
 
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Tim+

Apellation said:
Exciting, huh?

I'm trying to source a replacement for a toilet seat that's been
broken. The seat itself is nothing out of the ordinary (oval, 345mm x
420mm) but the fixings are stainless steel.
There are no manufacturer's marks, or mould stamps on the seat or the
lid.

Pictures of the fittings here: http://allegoric.us/16A5p4E &
http://allegoric.us/16A5qpd

It's highly desirable to replace the seat with an exact match so if
anyone recognises the fixings it will be a great help.

I realise it's _possible_ that the same fixings could be re-used but,
AFAIK, no standards exist that would provide any assurance before
buying a new seat.
Um, the fitting look like pretty standard "wobble all over the place before
falling apart" fittings that can be bought almost anywhere. The way that
they're designed allows for a fair amount of adjustment to cope with
slightly different hole spacing. Any new seat will come with new fitting.
Maybe I haven't understood your problem?

Tim
 
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Artic

Jim Hawkins scribbled...

I've just bought one of them - from B&Q here in the Isle of Man.
There was no maker's name on thebox, nor on the fixing instructions.
It's a lovely looking loo seat, but it was very difficult to fix - the sort
that needs a twelve-fingered Bessarabian dwarf to do it.
Typical of modern bog seats, all design and no function. Makes me
wonder if the makers actually test/use their own products.
 
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The Medway Handyman

Exciting, huh?

I'm trying to source a replacement for a toilet seat that's been
broken. The seat itself is nothing out of the ordinary (oval, 345mm x
420mm) but the fixings are stainless steel.
There are no manufacturer's marks, or mould stamps on the seat or the
lid.

Pictures of the fittings here: http://allegoric.us/16A5p4E &
http://allegoric.us/16A5qpd

It's highly desirable to replace the seat with an exact match so if
anyone recognises the fixings it will be a great help.

I realise it's _possible_ that the same fixings could be re-used but,
AFAIK, no standards exist that would provide any assurance before
buying a new seat.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wenko-29022...79446517&sr=8-10&keywords=toilet+seat+fixings
 
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The Medway Handyman

Jim Hawkins scribbled...



Typical of modern bog seats, all design and no function. Makes me
wonder if the makers actually test/use their own products.
I wonder that about 90% of the things I fit for customers....
 
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Apellation Controlee

If you get a seat designed for top fixing, then it will fit the exiting
pan. It will normally come with its own (similar) fixings.
Yeah, but it's not fitting to the pan I'm concerned about, it's
whether the existing stainless fittings will fit a new seat.
 
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Apellation Controlee

Its a bit of a non issue - the seat will come with a new set.
True, but I want a near-enough identical replacement. This means
either finding the same seat, or re-using the stainless fittings.
 
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Chris J Dixon

Artic said:
Typical of modern bog seats, all design and no function. Makes me
wonder if the makers actually test/use their own products.
One of the biggest problems, as I perceive it, is that the usual
fixing method is made to cope with large tolerances, and thus
doesn't adequately prevent the seat from twisting sideways.

However, it seems that accessible toilets generally have a seat
with small lugs engaging with the rim to prevent twisting.

Couldn't this be extended more generally, or would it require
closer matching of seat to ceramic?

Chris
 
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Apellation Controlee

If you buy a top fixing seat, the fittings it comes with will look like
the ones you have (IFYSWIM)
But will the hinge pins be the same?
 
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Jim K

If you buy a top fixing seat, the fittings it comes with will look like

the ones you have (IFYSWIM)





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Cheers,



John.
Well nuts!! that's what I say..

Jim K
 
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Apellation Controlee

Who cares as long as they fit the seat they come with?
In this particular case, me.
I'm trying to ensure that any replacement is non-obvious.
 
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Jim K

In this particular case, me.

I'm trying to ensure that any replacement is non-obvious.
whose bog is this? have you had a "faux-pas"?

I think we should be told.... ;>)

Jim K
 

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