How to Replace Your Soft Close Toilet Seat
Replacing a soft close toilet seat is not a complicated affair. However, majority of home owners have no slightest idea how to go about it. If you are among the people who do not know how to replace toilet seats, you should be happy because this post is meant to guide you on how to do just that.
Tools needed for toilet seat replacement
Before we get down how to replace the toilet seat, it is very necessary that we mention the tools you need to get the job done. The tools include:
- Pliers or a wretch
- A flat head screwdriver
- A tape measure
- Protective gloves
Just follow the following steps:
Step 1 – clean the toilet
Before you start working, you should make sure that you clean the toilet thoroughly so that you work on something clean that doesn’t pose any health threats to you due to hygiene problems. You should never clean a toilet without wearing protective gloves.
Step 2 – Remove the old toilet seat
First, you must remove the existing toilet seat to replace the new one.
Step 3 – Take the fittings provided and assemble them ready
After successfully removing the old soft close toilet seat, it’s time to install a new one. First, take the fittings provided with the new toilet seat and assemble all of them ready. Use the instructions you have received from the manufacturer of the new toilet to assemble the fittings correctly.
Step 4 – Attach the new fittings
Tighten up all the nuts on the bolts using your hands. You should not over tighten the nits at this stage because you might want to adjust them after fitting your new toilet seat.
Step 5 – Place the new toilet seat and tighten it up
After attaching the new fittings, simply place the new soft close toilet seat over the toilet and then line up all the fittings of the back of your toilet seat. The toilet seat should be central to the toilet bowl. Once you are certain that the seat is in the right position, tighten the nuts. You may need a wrench or pliers at this stage to help you tighten the nuts tightly.
Before you start the replacement process, make sure you have the right toilet seat that will fit perfectly on your toilet. This should be done before you remove the existing seat. Check the measurements of your new seat using a tape measure. Toilet seats usually come in a variety of sizes and shapes. So, take your tape measure and get the correct size of your toilet. Before you even start shopping for a new seat, you should take the measurements of the existing toilet seat so that you can buy the correct seat size.
In case your toilet doesn’t have a seat for whatever reason, measure the length between the middle of the fitting holes and the center of the front of the toilet bowl. After that, measure the width of the toilet from the widest point across.