Thank you. Yes, there is a second hole. Problem is I managed to lose the 2
hole washer (the one that fits between the seat and pan) down the toilet! It
doesn't seem possible to buy a replacement anywhere so I guess I'm going to
have to buy a different seat anyway. Very frustrating.
I've got a salvaged one here in my box of "bits that might come in useful
some day but seldom do" (TM). It's a bit rust stained but you're welcome to
it if it helps, my reply address (but not the from address) should work if
you want to email me your snail mail address.
As others have suggested, flipping the little mounting plates round can
buy you another half inch or so, but it sounds like you tried that.
I am imagining a cantilevered counterweight (or spring) attached to the
seat, so that it defaults to the UP position, like on aeroplanes. No
more getting smacked on the todger in mid-flow.
Wouldn't half hurt your back when you sat down on the seat with your
newspaper in your hands though ;-)
And think of the ear ache when your wife sits on the seat. She has to do
it this way every time :-(
Having read this thread from day one, I think the best answer was the
strong magnet and steel plate under the seat.
Well, even better. Replace the magnet with a electromagnet, and then
RFID microchip the wife like the family pet. When she approaches the
lav, the seat WILL be down....
though it may make a hell of a thump in the middle of the night....
German males are generally required to urinate sitting, at least in
However, a lot of younger females are quite practised at urinating
standing -- very useful in the great outdoors and at music festivals
On Wednesday, 17 September 2008 19:37:44 UTC+1, Gareth wrote:
Solutions for toilet seat won't stay up
1. Attach a flat magnet to the underside of the seat.
2. Attach a ferromagnetic metal to a short string attached to a hook attached to the side of the cistern. I used a tablecloth weight as sold by Lidl/Aldi. lift the seat and attach the metal to the magnet.
or attach a cord around the cistern or to a hook on the side of the cistern and adjust it with one of those spring tighteners you find on waterproof jackets and hold the seat up with a loop of cord thus: sorry pictures don't appear here.
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