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Replace old toilet seat

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by mike0690, 3 Aug 2021.

  1. mike0690

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    Hi all,

    I'm trying to replace an old toilet seat but I found these screws once I removed the seat. I tried everything to remove them but the screws won't budge.

    I'm not sure whether there is a trick with the wing nut but the screws seem completely stuck.

    Any ideas?

    Thank you!

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    Sorry I hope this time it works

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    What's on the other end of the bolt?
     
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    Screw head looks damaged so will struggle now.
    Drill or grind the head off and let bolt drop to the floor?
     
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    Doesnt the cap prise up and maybe reveal some othet means of undoing the thread through the pan, that screw head looks to flimsy to get tight enough to stop the seat moving in use
     
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    That's a pretty common toilet fitting, what would you expect?
     
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    it isn't visibly rusty, which is good.

    If the head is burred (even with exactly the correct screwdriver) you could work from underneath with a mole on the shaft and pliers on the "nut". Once you get even a fraction of movement on it, you'll be able to wiggle it to and from with a bit of penetrating oil. Even WD40 will do. I have got quite keen on grease and antiseize on nuts and bolts. Some people still use Copaslip, but its special copper content is only valuable when the grease or clay base has burned away, e.g. on exhaust mamifolds.

    Are you sure you used the right driver? A perfect fit will feel much more solid than any "nearly right" screwdriver.
     
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    Its just the heads of the ones ive fitted have had a bigger cross in the head , no 3 , and even with the greater pressure I get on it the GD seems to squirm the seat out of line.


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    I'm afraid it looks to me like it has been mangled with the wrong driver. I don't see a Pozi cross [​IMG] on the head, might it be a [​IMG] Phillips?
     
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    When you replace the seat it should come with new fixings, put a hacksaw cut across the old screw head and use a slotted driver
     
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    Double up with the blades.
     
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