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Attaching a toilet seat with mystery fittings

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Robbie Rollie, 16 Sep 2020.

  1. Robbie Rollie

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    I was given a decent quality toilet seat as an upgrade for the flimsy plastic one I have at the moment. The gap between the attaching post holes on the seat is 155mm and the holes on my toilet are 170mm apart. I was told it would fit with the right attachments. What kind would work and what kind of glue should I use to fit them? Assuming it's glue I should use. That's what the last owners used, to what success I don't know. 20200916_141044.jpg 20200916_141009.jpg
     
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    Can you show us a pic of your toilet and where are are the rest of the fixings for that toilet seat , you are only talking about a 15mm difference so the toilet seat fixings should have some adjustability in them

    Glue? Why would you use glue to fix down a toilet seat ?
     
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    The fittings on my current seat are very low quality cheap, weak plastic and won't fit this seat anyway because they have no poles to go in the holes on the seat in the pictures. I don't know what I'll have to use to hold any new poles in the metal holes but you can see glue is what the last owners used.
     
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    That seat is useless without the two anchors. Judging by the look of it ,may be useless with them !!
     
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    So the seat has two anchors it came with that can't be replaced? It seems to be functional otherwise, why do you say it may be useless without?
     
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    Epoxy resin on replacements?
     
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    It would be far easier if you stopped faffing around with a toilet seat that is missing it's fittings

    If you buy a complete toilet seat from literally anywhere you will find some adjustability in it and it will fit

    Are you telling us you bought a new toilet and who ever sold it to you gave you that seat as a sweetener even though it's missing it's fixings and probably they found lying around the back of the storeroom somewhere?
     
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    I want to avoid buying a new toilet seat if I can buy seperate fittings for this one. I don't mind it being a bit tricky if it's perfectly doable.

    Someone re-did their bathroom and gave it to me rather than throw it out, because it's a good quality one.
     
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    They won’t fit.
     
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    Well a new seat of that ilk is around £20. So ,if you want to spend 6£ on those hinge anchors ,which may or may not work ,and frat about for a while with a pot of glue to give new life to a second hand ,used ,toilet seat ,already bodged with glue in the past ,then by all means go for it.
    I would rather buy a new seat.
     
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    You can't.

    It really isn't.
     
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    Sorry, you really are flogging a dead horse. The fittings you require vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Even if you could source the correct ones they may end up costing more than a cheap loo seat. You can buy a soft close for £15 from the likes of Wilko and a basic one for a fiver

    https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/home/bathroom/toilet-seats/c/354

    Gluing seats is a bad move. The fittings for that type of seat that you have location adjusting screws which are only accessible once the seat has been lifted off the pins. If you glue the seat down and it moves in time, you may need to replace the hole pan and seat.
     
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    I had a customer in Hammersmith that had a back to wall Duravit toilet. Her stoopid builders either lost the original blind hole fittings or didn't know how to insert the rigid white nylon expansion fittings, they used the black rubber ones instead. The seat kept falling off. I ordered the original Duravit fittings. I must admit I failed in my attempts to to push them in to the holes in the pan. In the end I left them sitting in a cup of boiling water until they became soft, then they popped in. That was 5 years ago and the have been fine since then.

    I am not a plumber, a plumber would have probably known the hot water trick from the outset.
     
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