Can't find toilet Seat!

Hi,
None of the standard fitting seats seem to stay fixed on our porcelain toilet bowl. On close examination the rims of the toilet are more narrow than usual and sloped. The toilet seat therefore tends to slip sideways. The bowl is newish, with no visible trademark. Anyone got any ideas.
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wrote:

The original seat may have been contoured to match the bowl.
I've found the big holding screws are undersize for the holes in the back of the toilet so cannot exercise any degree of control. Where they hold the toilet seat, it usually has a sliding arrangement to accomodate different widths between the holes so the slightest slackness allows the whole lot to start sliding.
I had some success once with providing the wingnuts with large washers and filling/packing the oversize holes in the porcelain proud with plastic padding screwing it up tight before it sets. The excess was extruded and formed a large area sound base for the large washers which were bonded to the porcelain just the right distance apart to keep the screws straight. This held until the WC was replaced.
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On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 18:39:16 +0000, wrote:

I think your solution would work in many cases, but I've tested a standard seat , without even fixing it, It will NOT stay "seated" no matter how delicately one applies one's posterior.
I think we are doomed to replace!!
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There are slim style toilets manufactured mainly to sort out lack of space in toilet siting.(not for the convenience of slim posteriors !)
No normal size seat will "seat" satisfactorily even you mess about with the fixing system.
I would suggest you persevere with finding a replacement slim seat from a specialist supplier or replace the bowl to a shed standard one.
Pete www.thecanalshop.com
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I had the same problem! I saw a display model at Homebase that was the same make as the old one (which had given years of service) - but when I fitted it, found it was not very well made - it turned out to be "Made for Homebase" (not as displayed). The plastic boltheads were too small to retain the hinges in the tatty plastic adapters with slot holes and after a few days it slipped out of position. I fitted the bolts off the old one, which were much better - but the hinges are of poor design and sometimes also slip out of position. If it were any other product, I would have returned it for a refund!
Dave
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On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 17:46:10 GMT, zzapper wrote:

Which means that the hinge parts must be moving. The holes in the bowl for the seat fixing bolts are normaly huge in comparison to the bolt diameter so don't offer a firm fix. Also there isn't much friction between the smooth plastic hinge and the glaze, try putting a bit of rubber glove (flat from the back or palm) under each hinge. Trim to size with a sharp knife after fitting.
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On our upstairs toilet the rims are 5cm wide and flat. On our rogue downstairs toilet, the rims are just 3cm and have a slope inwards, the bowl is otherwise standard size!!
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On 12 Nov 2004 04:35:35 -0800, zzapper wrote:

It still means that the hinges are moving on the bowl, unless it is the actual seat flexing or a combination of both.
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snipped-for-privacy@tvis.co.uk (zzapper) wrote in

The wood replacement seat I fitted sits on 4 radial pads about 1cm by 5cm.
Each is held in by 2 woodscrews.
I think it would be possible to cut a slope on them so they sat nicely in the sloping rim you have,
mike
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In "zappers" o.p. - he omitted to state that the bowl was standard size - hence my first post bit off the mark. Mike is now moving him in the right direction. My wood seat has the four radial pads plus a horizontal one at the furthest point from the hinges. This gives a greater surface area of contact which will reduce sideways slippage additionally. The back hinge fitting is somewhat sloppy but neither my wife nor myself have experienced any problems on our daily visit.
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only once a day!
Must be I'll have to cut out the all-bran
mike
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On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 19:35:57 +0000 (UTC), mike ring wrote:

Well I only sit down once a day, the females in the family however...
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zzapper wrote:

silicone sealer on the bolts to fill the holes and stop it sliding.
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Hi thanx for learned advice, it turns out that tho' toilet seats may appear identically sized, in fact you should measure the distance between the two FRONT supporting pads these distances vary by up to 5cm!!!
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