How to replace your toilet seat

Hello replacing a toilet seat is your  responsibility as a home root customer  it’s a relatively simple job if that is  you’ve got the right size replacement  because you probably won’t require any  tools and the critical space between the  fixing holes it’s becoming less of an  issue as most modern toilet seats are  adjustable if you can make your repair  wearing gloves either washing up gloves  or the thin latex type but if it feels  awkward wearing them be sure to use a  barrier cream on your hands.

Before  starting for obvious reasons the first  thing you need to do before you fix the  replacement in place is to clean the  toilet  before you fix it in place check that  all of the seats contact points will  touch the toilet pan  if you need to adjust the width of the  fixing plates simply follow the  instructions that come with your seat  then simply locate the fixing screws on  the seat over the holes in the toilet  pan and lower it into place but don’t  drop it you could damage the poor sleep  adjust the seats are you happy it’s  where it needs to be you’ll know.

When  you’ve got it because it just looks  right when you’re happy with the  position take the fixing nuts and screw  them onto the locating screws  using your hands or the tool provided  take care not to over-tighten them as  this can split the nuts if the plastic  or it could crack the porcelain if the  metal before you finish tightening the  nuts just check that the seat is still  where you want it to be if it’s not  realized it until it is and when you’re  happy finish tightening the nuts  remember not to over tighten them now  you know how to fit your new toilet  seats removing your old broken one will  be easy if there’s something you’re not  sure about or replacing yours proves a  bit more complicated speak to your local  DIY store  you.