How To Replace A Toilet Seat
How do you replace a toilet seat? What tools do you need to replace a toilet seat? What are some good techniques?
The seat of the toilet could break overtime, or you might just want a new one. Some manufacturers sell seats that are padded, for people who prefer a softer seat. If you are replacing a broken seat, try to find a seat the same color as your toilet. Removing a seat might also be necessary for cleaning.
Either way, you will need to know how to remove the seat and install it. The steps are easy. You will need a screwdriver, a wrench, and maybe a saw.
1. Remove bolts.
The first step is removing the bolts. First, you need to find them. You will need to lower the seat and cover to do this. Many manufacturers place a piece of plastic over the bolts to cover them, for cosmetic reasons. After you remove the plastic, find the screw and bolt. With one hand, hold the screw steady on top of the cover. With the other hand, use a wrench to loosen the bolt.
Sometimes, these bolts corrode because they are in contact with water. If this has happened, and you cannot loosen the bolt, it might be necessary to cut. If so, take a saw and saw off the bolt. Use a cloth or some tape to protect your bowl from the saw.
Repeat these same steps for the bolts on the other side of the seat. There should only be two.
2. Remove seat.
Once the bolts are out on both sides, you can remove the seat. If you are just cleaning the seat, clean it, and you are ready to replace it. If you are replacing it, make sure you have the new one ready to go.
3. Install seat.
To install the same seat, or a new seat, align the screws and bolts. Obviously, if you had to saw through the old bolts to clean a seat, you will need to purchase new ones. A new seat will already come with new bolts. Once the seat is aligned, screw in the bolts. Make sure the bolts are snug, but do not over tighten them. Clean off your mess. And you have a new seat.