How to change the toilet seat? It is a domestic question that, of course, many people ask when they want to change the cover and seat of the toilet or toilet because it is not changed very often as it is, change a light bulb and also demands a certain procedure that deserves to be explained because by not trying to do it well, can generate more than one inconvenience or problem. For that reason, in Practical Resources we have prepared a guide step by step of how to be able to change the cover of the WC or of the bath correctly and without any difficulty giving him in addition, some observations of the substitution of the old cover of the WC and of the new one that they are going to put.
Before changing the toilet seat
Choosing a new toilet seat
In the first place, you will have to observe very well the model of toilet that you have next to the old cover that you have for this way, to gather a valid information that allows you to find the cover of the toilet that you like and adapts to your requirements that of course, I will go on to detail next.
1. Shape of the toilet lid: there are 3 designs or models of toilet lid and that are rounded, rectangular and oval respectively. The biggest difficulty for many is to differentiate between the rounded covers (the back ends rounded) and the oval covers (the back ends straight). For this reason, you should pay attention to which shape of cover you have.
2. Materiality of the WC lid: another aspect worth analyzing in advance is certainly the materiality and color of the WC lid and although generally, many of us opt for plastics there are those of duroplast, ABS (antibacterial), wood and resin that are worth evaluating.
3. Measurements of the WC lid: a primordial point to choose and to buy a new WC lid is just, to take out some measurements that they will need from the old WC lid for thus, to buy one that has the same measurements so that thus, it fits perfectly with the toilet that they have.
How to change a toilet seat Step 1
First, to remove the old toilet lid you must remove the handles that are on the bottom of this sanitary device and to do this, you can help with a parrot wrench, wrench or pliers so that you can release them and then unscrew them with your hands. and then, remove and next to this, the fasteners or bolts and rubber washers.
In the case that the fasteners are made of metal and are somewhat rusty in order to be able to remove these and the handles easily then, it is recommended to lubricate the area with WD40 or another penetrating lubricant and allow a few minutes to act in this way, facilitate the removal of these and do not break the toilet bowl by removing them by force and without lubricant.
Once the handles have been removed, the old lid and seat should be removed without any problems or inconveniences.
How to change the toilet seat Step 2
Now, once the old toilet lid and seat with all the fixing parts have been removed, we will proceed to clean and disinfect this sanitary appliance very well, especially in that fixing area and in the contact area of the lid with the porcelain of the toilet so as to remove any dirt that otherwise would not have been possible because they are very intricate and difficult to access areas to be cleaned and disinfected when they have a lid on.
How to change the toilet seat Step 3
Well then, once cleaned and disinfected the toilet or toilet as appropriate then, the installation of the new toilet cover will be executed that if it presents the same or similar fixing system, it would be something like the following.
First and if you have it (depending on the model), the rubber washers will be placed on the holes of the porcelain of this sanitary device (making them fit and not obstructing them) because thanks to these, you can protect the porcelain of the toilet.
Now, the toilet lid itself should be prepared by placing the fixers or bolts on the cup and trying to make the fixers pass through the rubber washers and the holes in the porcelain of the toilet.
Once done with success the previous thing, other washers are taken (if it is that it has the model of cover of WC) and the moths and are put and screwed in the first instance, with the hands to the fixers or bolts in the back part of the WC and then of this, they are tightened with the parrot peak key, wrench or pliers so that it is well fixed and thus, the new cover of the WC is adjusted and does not move.