Toilet seat not staying up?

I can't find any solution to this problem - the toilet cistern seems to be a bit too far forward for the seat to stay up.
I've tried altering the position of the fixings (and even lost a double hole washer down the toilet in the process - and can't find anywhere to buy a replacement!)
Has anyone else had the same problem and managed to solve it without raising the cistern?
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On Wed, 17 Sep 2008 19:37:44 +0100, "Gareth"

Would raising the cistern ( even if possible) solve the problem? ..I can't see that it would .
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suitably disguised stick-on magnet(s)/keeper?
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Gareth wrote:

Just a thought - is the seat a thick wooden one? A thin plastic one might work. The thinner the seat is, the further back the centre of mass can go.
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Gareth wrote:

In laws house has it in spades.
and managed to solve it without

Nope. I guess a rubber cord to the seat hooked around the pipe might work.
Mind you that house is all women largely, and the lid alone *just* stays up, so 'no problem' innit?
I'd get a slimline cistern IIWY.
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Gareth wrote:

Is it fouling on the the cistern or the cistern handle?
i.e. the furthest forward part of the cistern may be the handle (assuming it's on the front) - it is on mine - the handle extends 38mm out from the cistern.
When I get the time, I plan to replace the handle with something like:
http://www.partridges.uk.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPathI4_43_68&products_idV2
or:
http://www.screwfix.com/prods/17031/Plumbing/Toilet-Fittings/Toilet-Cistern-Lever-Chrome #
Both of which look as if they extend far less than 38mm. In my case I reckon that 10mm less would fix the problem.
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Gareth wrote:

Change the toilet seat & lid. Rummage around in B&Q opening boxes till you find a seat with multiple fixing points. These normally have three threaded holes in the hinge so you can screw the bolts into the best fit & also revolve to help in lining things up.
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And, while he's rummaging, get a bit of stainless threaded rod to replace the nasty rust buggers that come with all these fittings, and make a right old mess that is a pain to deal with next time you want to adjust things.
S
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There is only one way to do that! It might appear odd, but glue a couple of small strong magnets to the cistern on an underside edge. Attach a small piece of metal the the toilet seat, maybe bending it around on an inside edge at the front and glue it. Then the seat will stay up. Or you could glue a few strong magnets to the back of the seat when it is flat, then put a small piece of metal (painted to match) on the rear of the toilet. Those really strong small magnets will easily hold it.
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Ian wrote:

I was after a couple of powerful little magnets like this for another job the other day, but couldn't think where to look to buy some locally (in fact the only sources I could come up with were specialist online suppliers which would be too slow and with big p&p/minimum order charges. I solved the problem by another method eventually.
What retail outlets sell them, anyone know?
David
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On Friday, 19 September 2008 07:52:33 UTC+1, Lobster wrote:

https://www.first4magnets.com/
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On Fri, 2 Feb 2018 06:55:50 -0800 (PST)

Or eBay. But the first choice is surely to pull one out of a disused hard drive?
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On Friday, 2 February 2018 15:47:56 UTC, Rob Morley wrote:

Or speakers, we have a lab here using such magnets the students have to construct a speaker.....
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On Friday, 2 February 2018 16:49:42 UTC, whisky-dave wrote:

making them withot is moer fun
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On 02/02/2018 15:47, Rob Morley wrote:

or a visit to your local bookies where they hold up the adverts on the whiteboards.
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Gareth wrote:

We have the same problem except the plank that did the bathroom before we had the house actually put the toilet in on a forward tilting angle then fitted slate floor tiles cut around (and up) the base of the toilet.
So, we have a 6 yr old weeing on the seat. Myself I do a ladies (or lazyman) style wee and 'er don't even know there's anything wrong with it as she's never attempted weeing standing up..... well, I hope not as our old dog may have been blamed for nothing for all these years! (yes he sometimes wees in the bathroom!)
:)
I'll be watching this thread closely.
Cheers Pete
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The two fixings I've encountered are made with rotatable disks that sit over the holes in the ceramic. The disks have two 'nut' sections, either of which can take the fixing bolts. This means a wide range of positions for the lid hinges can be set up, and I had to bring the pivots to the maximum distance towards you, to allow the heavy lid to stay up. A possible trouble was that the lid was now so far forward that the front edge of the pan was almost fully visible.
Dave W
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Dave W wrote:

I fitted a slimline plastic cistern. A bit pikey but it gave me extra space for 2" of insulation behind, plus the seat stayed up.
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It's usually a 'feature' of toilets installed by female plumbers...
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Thanks for all the replies - it seems though as if there isn't a simple solution. I can't help but think that I've missed something in terms of fixing alignment but I've tried every permutation possible.
I may try to find a thinner plastic seat but I'm not convinced it will solve the problem. It looks as if I will need to buy a new set anyway because there's nowhere to buy replacement (2 hole) fixing washers from.
It's crazy really. I can't believe that someone would install a toilet without checking that the seat can stay up. But they obviously did - either that or didn't care.
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