Original plastic toilet seat broke on WC a few months back so bought a new
white wooden one to replace it BUT the hinges on it are crap!
Have tightened them up numerous times and used threadlock on them but the
metal hinge posts that stick up keep coming loose.
Anyone point me to a seat I can fit that doesn't move around once fitted?
I got a nice solid wooden one from Homebase a few years ago.
Hinges are stainless steel and well made. There's an invisble
rubber washer under the hinge which prevents it sliding and
seals against anything leaking through the mounting holes.
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We have an Ideal Standard "soft close" seat which seems to have much higher
quality hinges than your usual bog.
Like these ones:
Admittedly we've not had it that long but it shows no sign of loosening and
it's great not having to worry about the seat clattering down. A friend
with the same seat seems just as solid after 18 months or so with no
Ours was ordered through our local Plumb Centre. All the DIY shed seats
seem to be as bad as each others.
That's what the previous occupant of our house did. The problem is that the
acid in the silicone sealant leeches out over time and corrodes the screws
even more than normal. And the residual rust stained silicone was a pig to
clean off the toilet when I replaced the seat.
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