Easily change the toilet seat with our simple step by step guide. Here we explain how to easily replace the ideal standard toilet seat and airtight toilet seat.
by : Bemis Manufacturing
Whether you’re replacing an old or broken toilet with a new toilet, or simply installing a toilet seat on a new toilet, this Victorian step-by-step plumbing guide will show you how to do it.
One day we received a question from the customer asking how to replace the toilet seat in their new en-suite bathroom. This makes us think… How difficult is it to install a toilet seat? So we decided to prepare a simple guide on how to arrange a seat for herself and others to the toilet.
Now I’m not an expert: so I asked our expert technician to make a presentation in our bathroom showroom and believe it or not, I can do it myself when asked to try, so if I can do it, anyone can!
This guide describes the process of removal and installation of most brands and models, including D-shaped, square and standard toilet seats, but in our example we chose a popular soft sealed toilet seat.
What tools do I need to change the toilet seat?
To replace or install the toilet seat, you will need some tools, but do not worry, most people will offer them at home or in the garden. Some new toilet seats will be equipped with the necessary tools to fit the toilet seat and all the necessary accessories, but sometimes you may need some parts yourself.
Before you start, it’s always a good idea to put on protective gloves and clean the toilet. If you wish, please try as step 0!
Step 1. Make sure you have the correct toilet seat installed
If you do not need to buy a toilet seat, and you have already measured and purchased the toilet seat, you can skip this step and go directly to step 2.
Before removing the old toilet seat, check the size of the toilet and make sure you have the correct toilet seat to replace the old toilet seat. Put on protective gloves (if you have not already done it) and take the tape measure.
Toilets come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so use a tape measure for the correct size and shape of the seat. Measure your existing toilet seat to get the correct measurement, or if you are measuring a new toilet without seat, measure the length from the center of the mounting hole to the center of the mounting hole. In front of your bathroom. Then measure the width of the run from the widest point.
Once you have reduced the size, it’s time to choose the toilet seat that fits those sizes, budgets and styles.
Refer to the guide above for more help in choosing the right toilet seat.
Step 2. How to remove the toilet seat?
Most toilet seats are attached to the toilet, accessories are fastened to each other by two bolts, which are usually hidden from the 2 plastic covers on the back of the toilet seat.
Remove these protective covers with a flat-head screwdriver (this may be more difficult for old seats that have been sitting there for a while). Gently work around the lid with a screwdriver head, carefully remove it.
Once you have removed the cover, you will see that this is the top of the bolt that fixed the seat. Under the toilet, you will notice that the bolt protrudes that will be firmly fastened by two nuts/wings. Use your pliers to hold the nut in place and unscrew the screwdriver screws.
Some toilet seats will use slightly different fixtures instead, but usually they all work the same way. If your accessories are different, take a look at the accessories and you should be able to study how to separate them.
Step 3. Installation of a new toilet seat
Remove the accessories provided by the new toilet seat and prepare for assembly. You should receive instructions from the manufacturer for the new toilet seat, so use these devices to ensure that they are properly assembled.
Attach new fittings, tighten the bolt nuts with both hands. Be careful not to tighten too much at this stage, as you may want to adjust them once you have installed a new toilet seat.
Now simply place the new seat in your toilet and place the accessories behind the toilet seat. Make sure the seat is in the center of the container, then tighten the nuts, and once you’re happy, you may need pliers or braces to help you have them.
Do you find this guide useful?
I hope you find our DIY step-by-step guide useful and easily replace your toilet seat, but if you have any questions please let us know in the comments section. If you think a friend can find this useful guide, then feel free to share it via email or social networks.
We also mentioned at the beginning of this guide that you may have purchased a new toilet for your seat. If you want to know how to install a toilet,
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