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Toilet Seats - Tina Marie's Ramblings
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Toilet Seats
So we went on a home improvement jag this weekend. I wanted new blinds to replace the dingy curtains in the living room, we needed a new shower head, and we needed two new toilet seats - the upstairs toilet seat was a soft one that had torn, and the downstairs one had been stained when I moved in, and has only gotten worse.

A few months ago, I'd seen this article in Cool Tools about quick-release seats. You install a fixed "stud", and then the seat snaps on and off so you can clean around it.

Home Depot had them, and I picked up a pair. They're cool.

This is what my old one looked like when I took it off:
Toilet seat

The new hardware, without the seat:
Toilet seat

And fully assembled:
Toilet seat

The whole process took about 5 minutes per seat to install initially, and they really do just pop on and off when you twist the latch. I'm not sure how long the latching mechanism will last - it is plastic-on-plastic, after all, but I end up replacing seats once a year or so anyway, and these were only $12 each, so I won't mind if they only last a year.

Too bad I wasn't as pleased with the new shower head...
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oshawapilot From: oshawapilot Date: August 12th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just installed what appears to be the exact same seat last week. We replaced the entire toilet with a new low-water flush model so replacing the seat at the same time only made sense.

It seemed like a good idea. I too wonder about the durability but time will tell.
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