I've got a excellent, long-term tenant that is obese. On average, he was
breaking toilet seats about once a year. The last time the seat broke, I
put in an expensive $30 unit. It lasted almost two years.
I can't afford to keep going back on the same problem cause labor is just
way too expensive. Does anyone make a *real* heavy duty toilet seat?
On Fri, 9 Jul 2010 06:02:19 -0700 (PDT), jamesgangnc
They used to sell feet separately.
I ended up with one that was made with four feet on the ring. AFAicr
a lot of them only have two, so this one should hold a lot more
But is it really the LL's responsibillty, if he put in a seat of
normal strength and a tenant broke it?
OP, if you do buy another one, maybe give the tenant the receipt and
tell him he's responsible. Does it say otherwise in the lease, and
even if it seems to, isn't this seat abuse?
Sure looks like it. I discovered they're called "bariatric"
toilet seats. "Bariatrics" is a branch of medicine that
deals with obesity.
These seats are rated up to 500 lbs.
Do the guy a favor and also consider a grab bar to hold when
lowering and raising himself off the toilet. It might also help
prevent damage to the seat from sudden sit-downs, and I bet it'd
Speaking as a former renter, I'd be damned if I would admit to my
landlord that my fat ass broke his toilet seat, particularly since it
happened before just a couple of years. Be that as it may, tell him to
replace it himself.
Make sure he buys a wood seat.
There is obese and there is obese. How much does this big boy weigh?
I had some rent houses and some of those renters..... were big! I had
trouble with them leaning back on the tank and wound up having to put a
blocks between the tank and the wall so the tank wouldn't wouldn't get
pushed back and leak. A person ought to be able to weigh their renters
and charge extra for the extra lbs. Not as bad as the cats and dogs
they sneak in but it comes of the bottom line. (no pun intended)
BTW just for the fun of it, if you look at the inside of the tank
there will usually be a date of manufacture somewhere. Oldest one I
ever found was 1926.
Frankly, the problem is not the toilet seats you buy. It is the
obese tenant, and if he has been long term, you obviously don't want
to get rid of him. But he knows he is obese and that because of
that, he is breaking the seats. When lease renewal time comes
around, I would make the toilet seat replacement his responsibility.
If he is so unreasonable that he balks at that, I'd tell the fat ass
Shouldn't be a big deal. They break because of weight distribution.
Several small furniture feet screwed into the seat, adjusted so that
they barely hold a piece of paper when the seat is down.
Lot less expensive than bariatric seats.
I bought one online that had four feet on it and a brass hinge... that
might be the solution
I'm not obese, but the girl wanted chromed hinges and the ones I bought
at the local Big Box were chromed pot metal and looked like hell after a
year. This one still polishes up OK. The four feet thing I guess is a
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
news:b09fe4f6-4af4-4875-93a7-> I've got a excellent, long-term tenant that
is obese. On average, he was
$30 every 18-24 months is a "deal breaker" for an "excellent" tenant?
Really? I'd happily spend that every year to keep such a stellar tenant. It
works out to less than $3 a month. And if you really need to pay someone to
install a toilet seat (you did bitch about "labor" for the "installation"),
then you should definitely not own rental property unless you hire a
management company. to do EVERYTHING for you. Seriously.
Labor to put a toilet seat on is expensive? It's a 5 minute job, if that!
For a long lasting toilet seat, shoot some 2-1/2" deck screws from the
underside of the ring. Guarantee you, they won't be plopping down on it.
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