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Tips On Replacing Toilet Seats And Water Lines

 A toilet seat replacement is often required following damage or failure of the previous one. Following this, your next dilemma is how to select the right replacement toilet seat for your particular toilet and also fitting it can often be quick and simple, even for an inexperienced handyman. All you require is the appropriate tools (measurement tape, socket wrench and screwdriver) and some basic guidance, as listed below. These tips will help you get your toilet seat replacement off to a great start. And with a good seat in place, your bathroom is likely to feel more cozy and welcoming.

First of all, you should always go for matching models. This makes it easier for you to make your replacement toilet seat permanent at the same time that you can get it right for your new installation. However, if the seats that you buy do not come with matching pairs, then do not be worried, as you can always opt for different coloured covers. It may even be a good idea to buy a package of both seats and toilet seats. This way you have the chance of getting a really good deal. However, bear in mind that this may increase the price considerably.

As previously mentioned, do not forget to measure your toilets before going shopping for your DIY replacing toilets. This is very important, as poor measurements can lead to poor installation, not to mention the inferior performance of your newly purchased items. However, a general rule to go by is to ensure that the inside of your toilet bowl is not longer than four inches longer than the width of the seat that you intend to fit. Note, too, that buying slightly smaller toilets may result in discomfort for your pet or even an accident. So take the necessary precautions.

When buying a replacement toilet seat and toilet pan, it is important to be aware of the different types of hinges that are available. For instance, there are the wing hinge, the swing hinges and the gliding hinges. Each of these hinges has its own benefits and disadvantages when it comes to installation and use. In fact, it would probably be a good idea to get some advice from a professional before purchasing any of these hinges. You could even ask your local plumber for some tips and advice on choosing the perfect hinges for your toilet. Just remember that your chosen hinges should be durable, functional and easily accessible.

Apart from the hinges, you will also need to purchase a locking screwdriver, wrench and an adjustable wrench. The type of lock that you will need to install on your replacement toilet seat and toilet pan depends on the model that you have purchased. However, there are a few models that include a basic lock mechanism that you can use without any additional hardware. If you want to know more about locks and their installation, then you should consider consulting an expert at the store where you bought your replacement toilet seat and toilet pan.

Once you have successfully installed the hinges and secured the nuts with the locking screwdriver, you should then remove the old toilet seat and toilet pan. With the help of a tape measure, you should then measure the distance between the floor and the underside of the seat. This will give you the dimension of the holes that you will have to drill. Next, you should use a penetrating oil to lubricate the bolts and nuts while they are still cold. The penetrating oil prevents the nuts and bolts from getting too hot during the drilling process.

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