A number of years ago I made a wooden toilet seat from some really nice
The finish is still great on it except for one place about an inch long
where the lid touches the tank top...the tank top protrudes slightly and has
worn not only the lid finish but the wood itself.
One of these days I'm going to refinsh the lid and am looking for ways to
avoid the lid/lid wear. About all I can think of is to stick on something
soft - like a soft plastic table foot - to the front of the tank top. That
would work OK but not look great. Any other ideas?
Clear, self-adhesive cabinet door/drawer bumpers? I put one of those
near the top of a bathroom door casing to keep from scarring the adjacent
upper cabinet door.
If I ever noticed it, I quickly forgot it.
Dave in Houston
Aside from the looks, there's the risk that it will cause the seat and
to fall down unexpectedly. We used to get that when extremely wide
magazines were left on top of the tank. My husband says it can be
quite alarming to see the seat start to fall--the hand he's inclined
use to prevent its fall is already in use.
How about using lock nuts on the through bolts, so that you can snug the
pivot point a bit such that the lid will stay in any position, without
having to be opened all the way to the point where it will touch the tank?
Might even then be possible to fab and install some sort of limiter on the
pivot point so that the seat won't go all the way back to the tank.
aren't ALL toilet seats for bums?
To solve your particular problem,you could apply a thin layer of clear
or white silicone RTV to the tank lid where it contacts the seat,to act as
a cushion,but not be noticable.
Maybe just a dab of white RTV will do ya.
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