I recently replaced a toilet seat in my house.
But the new one tends to slip a lot - VERY awkward to be sitting on a
slipping and shifting seat, obviously.
I'm pretty strong and have hand-tightened the bolts as much as I think
is reasonable, and the bottom line is that, subjected to the forces of
use, this seat continues to slide.
So I'm wondering if they make rubber washers or gaskets that fit between
the actual toilet fixture and the plastic parts that hold the bolts -
just something to take friction out of the equation.
And if not that, short of tightening the bolts more (they're as
hand-tight as I can get them) or getting a new toilet seat (seems
excessive), what else could be done to prevent the seat from slipping?
Try putting some contact adhesive between the seat hinges and the bowl.
Clean both surfaces with alcohol first.
Of course you could always pack some Bondo into the holes around the
bolts, but that could make future changes a bit more difficult.
The last toilet seat I installed had double sided foam tape cut outs that
looked like washers and fit between the toilet seat and the ceramic.
Tightning the nut down caused you to tape the seat to the bowl. Prevented it
MAybe I would try some foam tape available just about anywhere. Double sided
carpet tape may also work
Not painter's latex, please. Some silly-caulk, yep .. agree. It won't
warrant railroad car construction adhesive.
I prefer the parts; supposedly packed with the product.
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
Just bought new plastic ones myself and have the same issue. It's a combination
of a slick material and bolts that are considerably smaller than the whole they
There were no pads or conical washers with mine either. I was going to try to
come up with a sleeve that would make the bolt-to-commode clearance a but
I had the problem in the past. What I ended up doing was going out and buying a
new seat that had a solid bar across the back where the seat and cover flip
down. Once I had one of those, there was no way for the seat to slip to either
side.... the other side held it in place and the bar kept it rigid.
This isn't the exact one I got (bought mine at Lowes) but you can see the bar
I'm talking about at the back of the seat alongside the hinges.
That was the kind I replaced. While I prefer the look of that style hinge, all
the tightening (and loosening) has to be done from the bottom which was
difficult on both of my toilets due to the clearance around the toilet. Given
the length of the bolt and the funny plastic nut used I had no tool that would
fit. Was stuck using Pliers.
That made it difficult to get the bolts snug enough when installing and it was a
real PITA to get those off as one of the threads was "stiff" all the way to the
end on at least one side.
see www.hdsupply.com toilet seat gasket if needed, but spend this
$20.99 on a good seat.and use a stainless steel threaded molded to
hinge of seat with stainless nuts.
HVY DUTY WHITE CLOSED FRONT TOILET SEAT
Heavy-Duty Closed Front Plastic Toilet Seat - White - Fits Round Front
Toilet Bowls - Stainless Steel Hinge Post - 5 Lb 5 Oz - Mfg #420HPSS
568740 1-5 $20.99
Reminds me of days at the beach when I was a kid. Have to take a dump
but having too much fun in the water. Finally it gets wicked and run to
the shitter with wet suit on. Sit on toilet and ass slips all over the
nobody told you to play in it, that was on you
I was there when a grown woman pee'd on a pair of jeans in JCPenney
i knew the lady, I handed her the jeans she pee'd on.
by whatever means is neccessary
On Thu, 28 Dec 2006 13:44:06 -0500, trader-of-some-jacks
Go to Lowes and pick up a pack of seat repair washers. The blue-labeled bubble
packs were hanging at the beginning of one of the plumbing supply aisles. The
package contains 6 black plastic conical-shaped washers and a hand wrench to
tighten the nuts. The wrench looks something like a gray plastic nut driver.
This worked for me on two toilets with your problem.
I have had that problem for years. It appears to me
that a big part of the problem is those plastic bolts
they provide with them. I have gotten so I throw
them away and get some brass bolts. With those I can
tighten them down enough to hold. I do use the conical
washers that come with the plastic bolts.
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