toilet seat will NOT stay on

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This sounds like a silly issue, but a toilet seat (basic screwfix one, tried two different sorts) simply will NOT stay attacked to the toilet. This is in a rental property and the problem has lasted two sets of tenants.

I've siliconed the crap out of it, tightened the fittings as best I can... but a few weeks later it's loose again.

I've never had this problem myself, or in other properties.

Any ideas?
 
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Get a decent seat? You really need one for the best seat in the house :D joking aside, you need one to fit the centres of your wc pan, if your stretching it this will be the cause.
 
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This sounds like a silly issue, but a toilet seat (basic screwfix one, tried two different sorts) simply will NOT stay attacked to the toilet. This is in a rental property and the problem has lasted two sets of tenants.

I've siliconed the crap out of it, tightened the fittings as best I can... but a few weeks later it's loose again.

I've never had this problem myself, or in other properties.

Any ideas?
Can you post a pic? I remember one from years back with steel bolts, and however much I tightened them it still came loose. Eventually I tried nylon bolts, just tightened with wing-nuts, and it was fine.
 
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You can get them with nylon shear bolts - that'll hold . Don't remember make though
 
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Put penny washers at the bottom tighten up they'll be fine

Metal ones?

You can get them with nylon shear bolts - that'll hold . Don't remember make though

This one has nylon nuts and bolts, yea.

Loose the silicone. It could be acting as a lube.

Fair, but I did only try that after two or three "loosening events."


Maybe I'll try a different brand/type of seat altogether?
 
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I don't have one to hand - it's at another property, but it's a pretty standard toilet seat. Was a cheapo once from screwfix at the time.

You have nylon bolts" inserted from the top of the pan, the head of these bolts being a wide, flat section onto which the seat brackets slide. There's a rubber washer (rectangular thing) on top of the pan, another underneath and then nylon wing nuts from below.
 
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I don't have one to hand - it's at another property, but it's a pretty standard toilet seat. Was a cheapo once from screwfix at the time.

You have nylon bolts" inserted from the top of the pan, the head of these bolts being a wide, flat section onto which the seat brackets slide. There's a rubber washer (rectangular thing) on top of the pan, another underneath and then nylon wing nuts from below.
OK, that sounds like the one I cured using nylon bolts. I thought maybe you have one a bit like pic below (hinges not quite like that), where you had to rotate the bottom part of the hinge to suit the holes in the pan, then tighten a couple of Pozidriv screws. I find that type a pain to secure properly.



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Listen chaps... I could write a thesis on Bog seats but won't until it comes with an appropriate pay package :LOL:

But, in brief, problems are...

1. Cheap products
2. Obesity
3. Over-eager cleaning using wrong products.
4. Poor installation
5. Kids
6. Over reaching for toilet roll or bathing kids if pan is used as a seat whilst doing this.

If this has helped, please donate to my account :D
 

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