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  1. howy1

    howy1 Member

    Hi , trivial thing but I live in new build house and one of the loo seats is slightly loose annoying the guvner , I struggle to get my hand in to tighten the seat so my question is are these assembled on the pan before install !
    Cheers Howy .
  2. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Not normally, you should be able to get in to tighten it , post a pic .
  3. howy1

    howy1 Member

    Not very good at pics but will try , the pan is the type where you cant see the coupling to the pan its like a built in recess .
  4. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Erm , if you cant post a pic , just look for any plastic or chrome caps etc that may lift to reveal a screw , allen bolt or grub screw etc
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  5. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    If it is a back to wall pan mate. They will tighten from the top but where the hinges are there will be round/oblong chrome cover that will need removing first. You have have to remove the seat from the hinge.
  6. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Or any caps that you can push in and hold in whilst you pull the seat off.
  7. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yep we need a pic
  8. YorkshireDave

    YorkshireDave Plumber

    When you've got the pic, I'd dismantle completely and clean VERY well. Pref with meths or IPA. Make sure all plastic is spotless AS WELL AS the face of the pot. If ANY dampness exists then it will ALWAYS move. Personally, odd as it is, I borrow the homeowners hair dryer and warm the pottery and parts so NO moisture is present. Then when you put it all together the plastic gets more 'stuck' to the glaze of the pottery and it holds fast.
  9. howy1

    howy1 Member

    Couldn't get a photo where bolts are to tight .



  10. howy1

    howy1 Member

    Oops looks like I did get one of the bolts in
  11. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Best way but not easy

    Remove the toilet seat (eg undoing the wing nuts etc)

    Get some nyloc nuts that are the same size as the thread

    Clean everything

    Reassemble with the nylocs instead of the wing nuts and tighten down with a ratcheting spanner
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  12. howy1

    howy1 Member

    Your right when you say not easy , I am sure it must have been put on before install , but shall take on the task :) thanks all .
    Howy .
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