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Toilet seat fitting identification and removal help

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by dougzy, 28 Jun 2020.

  1. dougzy

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    Hi guys. Long time forum lurker here. I have been having trouble removing a toilet seat base with quick release fittings. I have a varied level of DIY experience, but it does not extend to cover this! I tried some googling and reverse image search, but that just brings up a series of photos of car doors (not exactly what I was going for).

    Any ideas on how to remove this base? I've included a photo of the base, and one of the fixings. It's probably simple in practice, but I've not encountered it before.

    Thanks in advance!

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    That's what I was thinking too, but I've been trying to prise it off but there's not much movement on it. I'm reluctant to use too much force with it in case I damage the pan.
     
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    It was as simple as you said in the end! I think the bathroom fitter must have glued the chrome top plate down and that's why it wasn't shifting. I just tore into it with a screwdriver with cloth underneath the blade to protect the ceramic, and it popped off.

    Cheers!
     

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    That's been a victim of the male inhabitants of the house I'm afraid, especially the ones that cant pee straight, basically it's pee that has stuck that down over time coupled with a tight fit.
     
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    Ah, a wonderful parting gift from the previous occupants of the house then!
     
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    Crystallised human urine...
    Nothing quite like it :eek::confused:
     
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    Could’ve been worse. Could have been a sharting gift. :confused:
     
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