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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #18 - Dec 26th, 2011, 5:13pm
 
I have to say that I think this thread has helped me a lot as well. Our toilet has gradually been becoming more loose over the past few months and my husband and I had no idea how to fix it. I'm at work right now, so I can't try these solutions, but I think we'll be able to fix it with this information! One step closer to finishing up our bathroom... Thank you!
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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #17 - Dec 2nd, 2011, 12:16pm
 
Hi Chaps, thank you very much. The cover was very tight and I gradually managed to ease it up to tighten the screw underneath.

I've also managed to put the unit back together again, the seat isn't 100% in correct positon as it's very tricky to get this right, but nonetheless, it's a million times better than how it was.

Once again - thanks, I'm pleased with your help I've accomplished a DIY job!!!

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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #16 - Nov 30th, 2011, 11:12pm
 
eg lift the cover up the mounting post just enough so it can be swung out of the way. It doesn't have to be lifted off the mounting posts totally.
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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #15 - Nov 30th, 2011, 1:12pm
 
You lift the cover plate and turn it anti clockwise to get at the screw.
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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #14 - Nov 30th, 2011, 12:02pm
 
Image 1Image 2

These pictures show the current status i.e. the hinges still attached to the mounting posts. I don't know how to remove the hinges so that the cover can be lifted over the mounting posts to tighten the fixing.
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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #13 - Nov 30th, 2011, 12:00am
 
The original toilet seat and lid are all connected by the same hinge, you normally have to remove it all as a one piece unit...so am unsure of the way you have the seat off, but lid still attached:

depending upon seat brand, some have push in type buttons to the inner edges of the hinges, and then just pull up, and/or some just pull off with a sharp but even tug up off the posts:
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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #12 - Nov 29th, 2011, 9:19am
 
Hi, the toilet is identical model to that in the pictures, however, the pictures either show the entire toilet with seat pan attached or just the mounting post and cover.

In my case I've managed to remove the toilet seat, and am left with hinges attached to the mounting post and cover still in place. I need to know how to remove the hinges so that then the cover can be lifted over the mounting posts.

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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #11 - Nov 28th, 2011, 9:29pm
 
is it the same hinges as the pic above??

(you can click on the above pics to make them bigger if needed!)
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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #10 - Nov 28th, 2011, 3:58pm
 
For further clarification the previous post was confusing....

I have hinges still attached to the mounting posts - how to remove the hinges before I can lift the cover and tighten the unit.

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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #9 - Nov 28th, 2011, 3:54pm
 
I have the same issue with the toliet unit and have removed the seat. Attached to the 2 hinges, I still have  the part the toilet seat was connected to - how is this removed before I can lift the cover.

Any assistance is appreciated - thanks.
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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #8 - Jun 29th, 2011, 10:25pm
 
Thats one of the reasons behind the site/forum, (To offer sound quality advise )

, but it is always nice to get a thank you reply now and again....
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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #7 - Jun 29th, 2011, 9:03pm
 
I am pleased to say that thanks to your help I have managed to tighten the fixings. The chrome part is a snap on and eventually came off revealing the screws underneath,. It took some effort and I guess I wasn't trying hard enough for fear of causing damage.

So a big thank you to all who offered advice. I owe you one.  Smiley
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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #6 - Jun 29th, 2011, 9:08am
 
It slides up CW and there's a screw underneath to tighten the bracket.  Cheesy
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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #5 - Jun 28th, 2011, 8:17pm
 
Looks a bit like these...

http://shop.kingswayplumbing.co.uk/ekmps/shops/kingswayplumb/images/cameraclix-1...

Will the chrome cap slide up the post?

Sometimes the chrome part "snaps-on" to the part which fixes to the pan.... but if I suggest trying to lever it off it will turn out to be another  type and I'll get the blame when it all goes pear shape.

http://www.bathrooms-kitchens.net/acatalog/Pressalit_Tivoli_2_Top_Fix_Toilet_sea...

other types have a little allen key..

http://www.heatandplumb.com/images/celmac/hinges/metal_hinges/main_product_HPFDT...

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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #4 - Jun 28th, 2011, 8:11pm
 
Does the cover plate lift up or unscrew.
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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #3 - Jun 28th, 2011, 7:26pm
 
will the posts turn if you hold the base allowing you to remove the post then lift off the base to give access to the fixing screws ?


just a suggestion as i have never seeen a toilet of that style that you can get to the screws from below.

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Re: How on earth do I tighten my toilet seat up?
Reply #2 - Jun 28th, 2011, 6:20pm
 
I have managed to lift the seat off the hinges revealing the 2 mounting posts.
Mounting posts
A close up of the one on the right shows that they will rotate (spin round) but I cannot find a way of tightening them from the top.
Mounting postSpinning mounting post
I have tried gently lifting them but they won't budge. They don't appear to come apart either. To my untrained eye it looks like they are held in place with screws from underneath but as I admit, my eye is untrained here.

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