shifting toilet seat

can someone please please tell me how to stop a toilet seat from shifting all over the place when you sit down, very uncomfortable feeling. We have tried replacing the seats but it still happens.
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On 18 May 2009 23:42:43 GMT, rotorhds2022_at_verizon_dot snipped-for-privacy@foo.com (rotorhds2022) wrote:

(a) Tighten the nuts.
(b) Lose weight.
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Nucular Reaction wrote:

c) get a seat with better hinges
yes, I obsess about ALL things mechanical. My john has a seat with a chromed solid brass hinge. Rock on.
http://www.signaturehardware.com/class260
seriously, I'm not ostentatious, plain white painted wood is good enough for me. But it is nice not to have a) rusty and/or corroded and peeling hinges b) nasty discolored plastic hinges or c) a wobbly seat. It's the little things that just work that come together to make a home nice.
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A man's toilet is his castle?
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

Damn straight. If you have a bad "first S" in the morning, how's the rest of your day going to go?
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Nate Nagel wrote:

LIKE SHIT!
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Nate Nagel wrote:

The chrome will peel, the brass will then turn green. Oh, it will last for a while but ultimately piss will prevail.
I say that from 30 years of experience with them. Off and on over those years I've made toilet seats. I did do because the wooden ones available for purchase were badly made and tended to split. Also because I could use neat woods like koa...teak...walnut...curly maple...
My seats were strong: none ever split (all half laps). They were gorgeous: book matched tops. They were comfy: finish as smooth as a baby's ass. Naturally, I desired gorgeous hinges too; not too fond of chrome so I tried lacquered brass. That's OK if you take them off once in a while, polish and re-lacquer. A nuisance. OK, chrome is gauche but long lasting, right? Well, it lasts longer than lacquer but fails in a not so long time.
YMMV but I doubt it :(
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dadiOH wrote:

When you were sanding your toilet seats, did you have a bare bottomed baby at hand for quality control purposes or is there some sort of gauge for measuring smoothness? It would be interesting to have a set of literal smoothness gauges such as a stand with various representations of body parts: Baby's bottom, woman,s bottom, bald head, etc. Perhaps NIST could come up with specifications for the manufacturing of such measuring instruments?
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The Daring Dufas wrote:

OK, you got me, I admit it, no baby was involved. However, my wife was young at the time and I deemed her butt to be a satisfactory substitution. Unfortunately - due to the fact she is a brunette - she can't be used as a RCH substitute.
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Well, what I've found is that the hinges that I recommended last longer than anything I've purchased off the shelf at the Borg. My previous seat had hinges that appeared similar to those to which I posted the link, but they apparently were made of chromed pot metal and peeled within a year. The ones on there now, with only "normal" cleaning, still look fine.
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Nucular Reaction wrote:

diameter of the bolts. Odds are the bolts are too skinny, or you reversed or left out the cone-shaped washers that came with the bolt kit. The pointy end of cone goes in the hole, to keep the bolt centered. Get bigger bolts, or go to a hardware store that sells real hardware, and buy appropriate soft bushings to keep the bolt snug in the hole.
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On Mon, 18 May 2009 19:05:43 -0700 (PDT), Pat

Not *those* nuts...the ones on the bolts holding the seat in place. Mine are actually plastic and can be tightened by hand.

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What about the ones on the toilet?
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rotorhds2022 wrote:

Get a good wooden seat. Those cheap plastic padded ones won't hold a big fat person.
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I made a tool from 1/2 inch copper tubing that is slotted at the end to fit most any of the plastic toilet seat nuts I've encountered - it's especially great for removing nuts that have been in place for a while ...
http://d21c.com/krnspn/MISC/TOOLS/toiletseat-nut_remover1.jpg
http://d21c.com/krnspn/MISC/TOOLS/toiletseat-nut_remover2.jpg
Joe
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