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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Re: elongated toilet doesn't fit where a round toilet was...
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
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Typically there is no serial number associated with a toilet seat. The seat will either be a round front or an elongated seat. Just make sure the shape is the same when purchasing the replacement seat.
Companies like Bemis make seats for other companies. Find out whether your seat is elongated or round and go to your nearest hardware store and order one through Bemis. IF it is of COLOR, then write down any codes inside your tank before you go to your nearest store. This may help the associate find the right color through Bemis.
Unless there is something unusual about the seat you should be able to buy a standard replacement seat at Home Depot or Lowes. They come in round and elongated and there are a number of styles available. Measure the distance between the center of the mounting bolt holes and match with the display to see if they will work.
The manual http://www.saniflo.co.uk/pdf/install/Sanicompact.pdf shows that the lid and seat is of an elongated design and I think that you would need to get a direct replacement instead of trying to fit a standard seat/lid combo as a replacement. A normal seat/lid may line up with the fixing holes, but would probably not be the same elongated design.
You should be able to get a direct replacement from your plumbers merchant (may need to order), or from Saniflo directly http://www.saniflo.co.uk/
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The best fix here is to purchase two new seats which come with the hinges attached. they are easy for the home owner to install. You can get them at any home depot or lowes where u will have many choices of color, design etc. Be to sure to note whether your toilet seats are round or elongated as you will want a round sear for a round toilet and an elongated seat for an elongated toilet. get back if you have any questions. the new seats will cost 15-40 dollars each depending on which ones you select.
Your problem is: The cistern to your toilet is behind a wall. and you can't fit a new seat
I'm having trouble visuallising your problem. For the average toilet there are only two sizes, round front and elongated. Compost and other special types are usually made to accept one or the other. If we're talking about a small marine tupe or such it would still install very much the same way. If you could upload some clear pictures of your problem it would help a great deal. In any case you will need access to the bolt holes (top & bottom).
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