I need to replace my toilet seat and have bought a new one. Problem is that
the plastic wing hinges are stuck fast (on the old seat)and i cant budge
them. Any tips for loosening them up. Will I have to use a hack saw to get
Any ideas appreciated.
You're using the plastic long-reach tool rather than your fingertips I
I've had success with needle-nose mole grips. Also ROBUST metal scissors
held open to the width of the wings may give you the required twisting
Assuming you don't want to keep the old one :-)
The plastic tops of the hinges usually have slots in them to allow
adjustment. Use suitable blunt object to bash them sideways away from the
centre. One will usually give up.
Dave - The Medway Handyman
It was one of those ideas that worked better than i imagined. I just "drew a
line" down the washer (dome shaped) at both sides then ripped it off with a
pair of pliers. Yes it was quite smelly and I was trying not to breath in
any fumes but it took about 3 mins on each one.
The new seat has metal winged washers...whether they will be any better
remains to be seen. Watch this space in about 10 years if the new one lasts
as long as the old.
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