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Toilet seat won't stay up

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by ban-all-sheds, 10 Aug 2007.

  1. ban-all-sheds

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    My toilet seat won't stay up because it won't lean back past the vertical.

    Either the cistern needs to be raised so that the front edge of the seat doesn't touch the lid of the cistern, and thus can go further back, or the pan needs to be moved forwards so that the seat will lean further back.

    Which is likely to be easier?

    I'm guessing the cistern, but I want to be sure before I put a new floor down..
     
  2. Terrywookfit

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    If its close coupled you are in s**t !!! :LOL:
     
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    blu-tac :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    Have you fitted the fittings that hold the seat ,the right way. Play with the pivot and fixing and you may get it to go back further. :D
     
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    Call back the idiot who fitted it.

    He should have known better!

    Tony
     
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    It's usually a case of changing or adjusting the seat hinges. How far off vertical is it?

    Strong magnets??
     
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    wow can you see them from there chris

    :)

    impressive BAS

    :)
     
  8. ban-all-sheds

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    It's not.

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    Yes, it is fitted correctly, and at the end of its range of adjustment.

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    Indeed he should, but he's not contactable.

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    Have tried adjusting it - can't quite get the hinges far enough forward for it to go far enough past the vertical to stay up.

    It's not a long way out, but it's far enough.....
     
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    I want those shiny bars... I wana I wann.... :D

    I would say raising the cistern depending on floor and soil stack connection. A flush pipe and flexi would be less than a tenner +two screws and rawl plugs... Oh and the over flow...
     
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    Fook the shiny bars, use blue tak or felcro :eek:
     
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    You can get separate hinges, including stainless ones which adjust a fair way. Worth a lookout.
    I once made the hinge very tight, so the seat would stay wherever you put it!

    If it's one of those horrid wooden things, use a thinner one, or bury magnets into the wood and one inside the cistern!
     
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    You could always sit down and p**s lady style :LOL: :LOL:

    Best bet would be to move pan forward unless its fastened down with gobbo!!
    Flex pan connector and extended flush pipe only take you an hour!!!
     
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    Buy another difference toilet seat, I'm assuming they are not all the same standard sizes or are they?
     
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    Great idea, if you read this characters posts on screwfix you'll see he is a complete f*nny.
     
  15. ban-all-sheds

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    sooey - thank you for your contribution. I'm sure the regulars on this forum value your mature and intelligent presence here.

    Re the other ideas - have tried other seats - all have the same problem. The only one which was OK was the C&N one that came with the pan, and we've binned that....

    There is no overflow pipe.

    Raising the cistern would require a new flush pipe and a new section of inlet pipe.

    Moving the pan would require a new flush pipe and a new stack connector.

    6 of one, half-a-dozen of the other??

    I'm not DIYing it, and I'm not going to get a plumber in just for that job as I've got bigger stuff on the horizon and I'll have it done at the same time, so I'm minded to decide that the answer will be to raise the cistern so that I can get on and lay the floor....
     

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