Macerator Lid Seal

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    Hi.
    So I've done the hard/disgusting bit and managed to fix my macerator, but I'm really struggling to get the lid back on with the thick seal in place.

    I've tried placing the seal in the lid and on the unit itself, using some washing up liquid to help it on its way, still nothing. The seal either slips off the unit or not amount of force will make it go, it's tighter than......

    Apart from binning the macerator, does anyone have any helpful tips? Perhaps ditching the seal and using an extra thick bead of silicone?
     
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    Which make and model is it?
     
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    It's a Saniflow Santitop 2.
     
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    Rubber seal fits on to the lid then smear with washing up liquid, then gently knock the lid on by work your way around the edge of the lid until one of the end catches locates then work your way along both edges of the lid until the other catches locate. I use a rubber mallet but if your using a normal hammer then place a piece of wood where your about to strike the lid or you could crack the lid. Hope that helps.

    Removing the seal and using silicone doesn`t work.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I think I'll try putting some ratchet straps around the body and lid to keep it square whilst I tap around.
     
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    Bin it and buy a bucket.

    I hear ikea have some good storage solutions that could be adapted.
     
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    Evil things invented by the French.
    As Dan said bin it and buy a bucket
     
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    At least now we can slap a massive import tax on the schitboxes now. One good thing about Brexit I suppose.
     
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    That's really going to help the UK import export situation by taxing everything French!
     
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    No, just Saniflo. And Poohgeut, Schiteron and Renfault.

    Food and drink should be import tax free.
     
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    And to think I was worried about Boris screwing things up causing companies to leave the uk.
     
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    Evil things in mho but I know folks who make a good living out of working on em buttttt you should smell the back of their vans cor what a fuxxxxg stink
     
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    I do 5 a day, can walk in the pub for a drink on the way home and I`m cleaner than all the plumbers, plasterers and painters in there lol , as for the van I don`t bring my work home with me! lol
     
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    Then I stand corrected you must be doing it right (respect)
     
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    I`ve learnt the hard way mate there`s been a few times I`ve had to use the customers shower but after 18yrs I don`t get caught out now. lol
     
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