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How to Replace a Toilet Seat

6 December 2010 1,403 views No Comment

If your toilet seat has broken, you will now be faced with the task of replacing it and fitting a new one. This isn’t always as easy as it sounds. There are numerous ways to fit the new toilet seat and each one may be slightly different. This is something that you need to consider when you shop for a new seat.

Shopping for a New Toilet Seat

The first thing that you need to ensure is that you take your time when shopping for the right seat. You need to ask yourself what size seat you need. Have you measured your old seat? If not then now would be the time to do so. Toilet seats come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. Therefore you always need to know what size seat you need if you want it to fit correctly.

A seat which isn’t fit correctly could end up breaking and it will be uncomfortable to use. That is why it is so important to get the measurements right.

Fitting the Seat

You should have two hinges on the toilet where the seat needs to be fastened. These will need to be taken off before you can fit the seat correctly. Use a screwdriver to unscrew the bolts which are holding your current seat in place. The seat should easily come away from the toilet.

Once the old seat has been removed, the new seat anchor bolts can then be placed through the holes. Tighten the nuts as much as you can on the underside of the bolts. Once you have them nice and tight, you can then center the seat and ensure that it is in the right place. Use a wrench to finish tightening off the nuts when it is in the right place.

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