Replacing a toilet seat is a fairly straightforward home maintenance task. Anyone can remove a toilet seat with a few basic hand tools and a little time.Know More
Depending on how long the toilet seat has been in place, the fasteners may be coated in debris. They come off much more easily once the debris is removed.
There are two different designs for toilet seats: one with a permanent stud mounted on a hinge and another with a stud that is removable from the hinge. If the stud can be removed, a mechanism on top of the hinge can be rotated to separate the two pieces. Both designs employ a plastic nut that has to be rotated counterclockwise to remove the assembly.
Most toilet seats currently employ a quick-release design for ease of installation. To reassemble, insert the plastic bolt into the hole and thread the plastic nut clockwise from underneath the toilet bowl. Once both studs are installed, press the hinge on and rotate the mechanism to lock the hinge into place.
Standard toilet seats come in two shapes and sizes. Round seats measure 16.5 inches, and oblong or elongated seats measure 18.5 inches. While the width of toilet bowls can fluctuate slightly, these two sizes are standard and fit most bowls.Full Answer >
How much bacteria your fingernails contain compared to a toilet seat, depends largely on nail biting habits, hand hygiene and how often the toilet seat is cleaned. Illness causing germs have been found on people's fingernails, with the most likely causes being handling meat, poor bathroom hygiene and changing diapers.Full Answer >
Remove a toilet by shutting off the water supply valve, flushing the tank repeatedly, sponging away remaining water and removing the closet bolts. Disconnect the water supply, lift the toilet off the plumbing stack and remove the wax ring.Full Answer >
Toilet flange can be removed with the help of professionals and some special tools like Flange-off or the Pipe Parana Fitting Removal Tool. Professional plumbers may remove a toilet flange faster with their preferred tools. Anyone may remove a toilet flange with the help of a DIY guide, but it can be risky.Full Answer >