How to tighten the hinges on a slow close toilet seat?
I have a close coupled mini toilet with a slow close seat. It appears that to access the seat fastenings and hinges you have to remove hinge covers using an allen key at the back of the hinge covers. The fixings for the seat are hidden in the close coupled seat. I want to tighten the seat fixings to the toilet but I do not want to risk any damage to the slow close mechanism if the allen key 'route' is not the correct way to remove the covers. Any advice will be appreciated.
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You will have to remove the pan to access seat fitment as sounds like a back to wall lol.
Alternatively cut through bolts holding on seat with a hacksaw blade and go to plumb center and buy a new seat with drop through fasteners
some of these have bolts under seat...you turn seat to left or right by grabbing while in closed position...this will release the seat from the holding bolts...then tighten the bolts....then reset the seat on bolts then lock down by doing the opposite as you took off...
there is 1 of two ways.
easy way is have a look where the seat mounts to the toilet and see if there is a cover that you can lift up and find a screw under it. there might be 2 pins on each side of the toilet seat hinge that you depress for you to remove the seat from the hinges to access the screws.
failing the above method the toilet has to be removed to access the screws / wingnuts from under neath. send closer picture of hinge on seat if you like.
If you look at the opposite side of your refrigerator, you'll find one or more plastic covers which can be removed to expose mounting holes. You have to remove the doors from the current mounting position, remove the hinges and transfer them to the other side, install the doors and you're done
A lot of these slow closing toilet seats don't work well, so I suggest an alternative, Drop-a-Seat cushions. They stick on to the bottom of the toilet seat, allow you to drop any toilet seat, gravity does all the work, and the cushions absorb the impact. They're non-absorbent, stick on for easy installation (permanent yet removable), and are only $4.99. Check them out at www.drop-a-seat.com