Toilet seats?


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Bob Eager

We are in the market for some new toilet seats (well, two). SWMBO has
decreed.

Does anyone have any recommendations, preferably not in the Rolls Royce
price bracket?

I'd be particularly interested in any that have sane, reliable ways of
fixing them...
 
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F Murtz

Bob said:
We are in the market for some new toilet seats (well, two). SWMBO has
decreed.

Does anyone have any recommendations, preferably not in the Rolls Royce
price bracket?

I'd be particularly interested in any that have sane, reliable ways of
fixing them...
The very cheapest flimsiest are the best.I have too many broken bowls
etc from the heavy fancy ones.The light flexible ones last the longest.
 
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Tim Lamb

F Murtz said:
The very cheapest flimsiest are the best.I have too many broken bowls
etc from the heavy fancy ones.The light flexible ones last the longest.
The wooden ones often self close under gravity.

regards
 
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Tim Downie

Bob said:
We are in the market for some new toilet seats (well, two). SWMBO has
decreed.

Does anyone have any recommendations, preferably not in the Rolls
Royce price bracket?

I'd be particularly interested in any that have sane, reliable ways of
fixing them...
All the DIY shed toilet seats seem to use the same abysmal hinges. Go for a
"soft close" seat, so much more civilised and better engineered.

Tim
 
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Ian Jackson

Tim Lamb said:
The wooden ones often self close under gravity.
Most important of all - make sure you buy a WARM one!

They vary a lot. Some are specified as being warm-to-touch. There's
nothing worse than the shock of sitting on a toilet seat which
immediately sucks all the heat out of your bum.
 
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David Paste

I'd be particularly interested in any that have sane, reliable ways of
fixing them...
Having just replaced two of them, I can tell you that it is well worth
fixing the screw threads with some thread-lock where ever you can. The
hinged do seem to be cheap, as noted by another poster, and they
worked loose on one of mine. I quick undo-clean-threadlock-redo has
sorted that out and now my thrones are sturdy once more.
 
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The Medway Handyman

Bob said:
We are in the market for some new toilet seats (well, two). SWMBO has
decreed.

Does anyone have any recommendations, preferably not in the Rolls
Royce price bracket?
Wilkinsons, good & also cheap.
I'd be particularly interested in any that have sane, reliable ways of
fixing them...
Bit of tube with slots cut in the end to do up wing nuts.
 
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Tim Watts

We are in the market for some new toilet seats (well, two). SWMBO has
decreed.

Does anyone have any recommendations, preferably not in the Rolls Royce
price bracket?

I'd be particularly interested in any that have sane, reliable ways of
fixing them...
http://www.wickes.co.uk/Soft-Close-Toilet-Seat/invt/212595?source=123_4

I've had one in place for some months and have been very pleased:

The hinges axis is stable (more like the continuous rood hinges, not at
all like those two wibbly separate hinges that go everywhere then break).

The mating surface to the pan top and the rubber pads make for quite a
stable fit. Ours has wandered just a tiny bit with loads of bum action.
I'v had some where the bloody seat goes from side to side if so much as
a moth sits down with the paper.

It may not be important to you, but the soft close does work well - we
have kids so it is a mandatory requirement!

It's fairly easy to clean, even round the hinge and fitting area.

It's a fair price for a decent product.
 
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Lobster

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Soft-Close-Toilet-Seat/invt/212595?source=123_4

I've had one in place for some months and have been very pleased:

The hinges axis is stable (more like the continuous rood hinges, not at
all like those two wibbly separate hinges that go everywhere then break).

The mating surface to the pan top and the rubber pads make for quite a
stable fit. Ours has wandered just a tiny bit with loads of bum action.
I'v had some where the bloody seat goes from side to side if so much as
a moth sits down with the paper.

It may not be important to you, but the soft close does work well - we
have kids so it is a mandatory requirement!
They are good, for sure - are we talking about the type that fall
noiselessly all the way from the vertical? Not sure what happens when
they get 'forced' to go down by people unfamiliar with them - doesn't
that bugger them? That's certainly the impression I get (we have one in
our en-suite so is only ever used by SWMBO and meself, both of whom are
fully qualified, time-served soft-closers)

David
 
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Tim Watts

They are good, for sure - are we talking about the type that fall
noiselessly all the way from the vertical?
Yes.

Not sure what happens when
they get 'forced' to go down by people unfamiliar with them - doesn't
that bugger them?
the instructions say not to, but we've done it a few times without
issue. I suspect it just progressively weakens the damper mechanism -
certainly doesn't break it. If you did it all the time, I expect they'd
eventually cease to be soft close though.
 
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Bob Eager

Having just replaced two of them, I can tell you that it is well worth
fixing the screw threads with some thread-lock where ever you can. The
hinged do seem to be cheap, as noted by another poster, and they worked
loose on one of mine. I quick undo-clean-threadlock-redo has sorted that
out and now my thrones are sturdy once more.
Thanks for that. I actually looked out the thread lock today, in case I
couldn't find it and had to get some more....
 
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F Murtz

Ian said:
Most important of all - make sure you buy a WARM one!

They vary a lot. Some are specified as being warm-to-touch. There's
nothing worse than the shock of sitting on a toilet seat which
immediately sucks all the heat out of your bum.

Another advantage of cheap flimsy one is they heat almost instantly from
your bum.
 
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F Murtz

Bob said:
We are in the market for some new toilet seats (well, two). SWMBO has
decreed.

Does anyone have any recommendations, preferably not in the Rolls Royce
price bracket?

I'd be particularly interested in any that have sane, reliable ways of
fixing them...

And also the cheap flimsy ones do not break or wear out the hinges as
they are so light.
 
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Fredxx

Tim Downie said:
All the DIY shed toilet seats seem to use the same abysmal hinges. Go for
a "soft close" seat, so much more civilised and better engineered.
I agree for 2 reasons. Many pans and cisterns are arranged that the typical
seat becomes a knob crusher for stand-up duty, where most soft close seats
will stay up, even when the geometry and placement of hinges say close. The
second is you don't get that embarrassing crash of a seat once in a while!!

They aren't cheap though, I got mine on offer at Wickes.
 

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