Tiolet seat removal

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by TexasArtist, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. TexasArtist

    TexasArtist Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to take of the old seat and replace it with a new one. One of the main screws just keeps turning and turning without working it's way out. Any suggestiong on how to remove the old screw without damageing the main part of the tiolet?
    Thanks
     
  2. dagwood

    dagwood Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried using a hacksaw blade to cut though the bolt?
     

  3. TexasArtist

    TexasArtist Well-Known Member

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    No but then how do I get the rest of it out of the tiolets main part?
     
  4. Oggie

    Oggie Waste of bandwidth Supporter

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    Find some heavy-duty double-sided carpet tape the same color as the seat. Stealthily cover the top of the seat. Wait for you're wife to answer nature's call.

    Throw a jar full of spiders into the bathroom.

    Problem solved.

    Or you can usually break the nuts off from underneath the bottom of the bowl lip with a pair of vice grips. Once the nuts or bolt is broken, it should just lift off.
     
  5. mtman

    mtman Well-Known Member

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    are you holding the nut back under the seat i know stupid question but are you
     
  6. MoonShine

    MoonShine Fire On The Mountain

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    Maybe try spraying it with Liquid Wrench? I have had to remove toilet seats and I definitely used Liquid Wrench one time,the bolt was rusted up and just wouldn't move without it.
     
  7. TexasArtist

    TexasArtist Well-Known Member

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    I got it folks. I was just holding the nut under neath before and this time I got some vise grips and pulled a bit while I was turning. It looked like some of the threads were missing for some reason. Oh well, I now have a nice shiney new seat in place.
    Thanks for all the help
     
  8. Farmer Willy

    Farmer Willy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Take a seat and celebrate your success.
     
  9. Christiaan

    Christiaan Dutch Highlands Farm

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    Our 30 year old seats are a real pain to remove. They have a plastic nut and no screw slots in the bolt head. The only thing that works is a dremel with cutting wheels to cut through the nut. Arrgghhh!!!!!!! Gets you way too up close and personal with the toilet.
     
  10. papaw

    papaw Well-Known Member

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    This is the best way ...if you've got a Dremel .... if not, use the hack saw ....
     
  11. bare

    bare Head Muderator

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    I award Oggie with the trophy for the most original and truly best answer to the problem at hand!