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.Continue Reading
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.
Fixing any toilet seat is an easy process, provided you have a screwdriver and an adjustable wrench. Replacing a toilet requires the same tools, along with the new seat.Full Answer >
The top of tall toilet's seat is anywhere between 16 and 19 inches above the floor, whereas a standard toilet seat is only 14 or 15 inches high.Full Answer >
To replace a toilet seat, remove the old seat by unscrewing the nuts that hold the bolts in position at the back of the seat. Then insert the bolts of the new seat through the holes, screw on the new nuts, and press the bolt covers into position.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 >