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Elongated toilet doesn't fit where a round toilet was installed

I replaced my existing round seat toilet with an elongated seat toilet. It doesn't seem to fit the same way. The tank will not sit straight against the wall behind it. The tank is "leaning" forward and the bottom part does not sit right.

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    i want to replace the toilet seat buffers

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Replace existing screws


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Hi. There are toilets designed to accept a round seat and there are other toilets designed to accept an elongated seat. The primary difference is that the round seat fits a round bowl and the elongated seat fits an elongated bowl.

I recommend that you return the elongated seat and exchange it for a round toilet seat. good luck

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

  • littleolme Mar 23, 2012

    Joe, read that again and this time more carefully.


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