Toilet Seats


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Samantha Booth

Mine is a plastic seat with plastic fixings underneath. It keeps slipping
dispite me tightening the fixings several times.

Is there a way to combat this, new fixings perhaps??

thanks again
Sam
 
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RW

Samantha Booth said:
Mine is a plastic seat with plastic fixings underneath. It keeps slipping
dispite me tightening the fixings several times.

Is there a way to combat this, new fixings perhaps??
Fit a wooden one.
Warmer,
More secure (Usually)
and looks nicer
 
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Rod

Samantha said:
Mine is a plastic seat with plastic fixings underneath. It keeps slipping
dispite me tightening the fixings several times.

Is there a way to combat this, new fixings perhaps??

thanks again
As well as the hinge problems that are common, this sometimes seems to
happen if the "bumpers" that touch the rim are not well aligned. Check.
Unfortunately it can be difficult to replace/reposition them on a
plastic seat - usually at least possible with a wooden seat. For a true
bodge, you could (temporarily, I hope) use some ordinary silicone
sealant to form new bumpers. Let it set well *right through* before use.

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Adam Funk

Mine is a plastic seat with plastic fixings underneath. It keeps slipping
dispite me tightening the fixings several times.

Is there a way to combat this, new fixings perhaps??
Use Loctite (available from motor spares shops) on the threads just
before tightening the nuts.
 
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Dave Liquorice

Is there a way to combat this, new fixings perhaps??
You need a good soft grippy something between the hinges and the pan. The
supplied plastic things are too hard. I've used bits of grip mat to
reasonable effect.

Not 100% but that is down to the rim of the pan being slightly dished in
and new seat having horizontal bump bits so there is quite a twisting
force on the seat hinges.
 
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John

Dave Liquorice said:
You need a good soft grippy something between the hinges and the pan. The
supplied plastic things are too hard. I've used bits of grip mat to
reasonable effect.

Not 100% but that is down to the rim of the pan being slightly dished in
and new seat having horizontal bump bits so there is quite a twisting
force on the seat hinges.
The holes in the pan (around the bolts) need to be filled with Silicone to
stop the bolt assembly from moving about.
 
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k.dunbar

The holes in the pan (around the bolts) need to be filled with Silicone to
stop the bolt assembly from moving about.- Hide quoted text -

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B & Q do a three piece wooden loo seat for only about £7 which has a
very different way of fitting - the third piece of wood being screwed
to a metal and plastic frame that seems to be far more secure in the
two holes. So far my two haven't loosened or slipped at all. They
are only available at the bigger stores - and now I check on the
website I can't find it at all!!!!

Keith
 
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Bruce

Ian said:
Seconded...this is the only proposed solution that actually worked on
ours

Since I decided to buy only those toilet seats that come with a bar
joining the two hinges together, I haven't had any problems.

You can buy the hinge set separately for £6.99 plus postage on the
well known auction site. It's worth it to avoid all the messing about
with the cheaper, inadequate hinges.
 
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Adam Funk

I tried this. The studs snapped off completely rather than coming
undone. I know which I would rather happen.
Oh! I've never had that problem. Were the studs plastic too?
 
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Dave Liquorice

I tried this. The studs snapped off completely rather than coming
undone. I know which I would rather happen.
Which Loctite did you use? There is quite a range, some allow disassembly
others don't (or put up a damn good fight...).
 
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Adam Funk

Which Loctite did you use? There is quite a range, some allow disassembly
others don't (or put up a damn good fight...).
The one I've used (the only one I have) is Loctite 243 "Nutlock" (not
for FNARRing), which is red.
 
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Adam Funk

They were metal. I would assume that plastic would be even worse.
Sorry to hear that. I've never had screws, studs or bolts shear as a
result of Loctite (although I've seen them shear from rust). If I
had, I would've advised caution. This must be a YMMV situation.
 

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