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Change a loo seat (yes really!)

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Clearview, 10 Aug 2014.

  1. Clearview

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    My loo was installed and the seat fixed before the pipework was boxed in behind. The seat is supposed to be the kind that closes quietly. The trouble is it does this in preference to staying up, which is no problem for female users but very irritating for males. I'd like to change it, but can't get at the screws as they're out of reach by a human hand or any tool I can think of. Short of removing the woodwork boxing in the pipes, are there any alternatives?
     
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    Photo? the boxing-in sounds like it was done incorrectly.?
     
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    Toilet seat fitting tool.
    Would this work ???

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    Possibly . . . where would I find such a thing?
     
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    Any DIY/Plumbing suppliers or on line .
     
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  8. Sounds like it could be a top-fix seat/lid.

    Are you able to access the fixings from the top?
     
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    Looks like a top fix, should be a chrome plate over the hinge fixing?
     
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