Mount a toilet lid

In particular, the lid of a toilet, so the toilet seat, is used every day and thus worn out. Thus, it is useful every three to eight years, depending on use, to install a new toilet lid. Afterwards, we have provided you with instructions on how to mount your new toilet lid quickly and effortlessly.

For hygienic reasons, you should replace the toilet seat regularly

Not only the mechanical wear is considerable in a toilet lid. Especially in toilets, where men prefer the "small business standing up", urine deposits are inevitable. Thus, hygiene alone is reason enough to renew the toilet lid every few years. In addition, the lid, which is connected by fishing firmly with the actual toilet glasses, just in cheap toilets is very fast back and forth wobbles and just can not be tightened.

Various toilet lids

Now that you have decided to buy a new toilet lid, you can buy different products:

  • Toilet seat and lid made of real wood
  • Toilet seat sets made of plastic
  • rarely also toilet caps made of ceramic or porcelain

Regardless of which product you choose, the fastening technology is always the same. Thus, the following assembly instructions are generally valid for the assembly of various manufacturer products.

Step by step instructions for mounting the toilet lid

  • new toilet lid with seat frame and material for fixing
  • high-quality cleaning agent (special toilet cleaner, acetic acid, citric acid etc.)
  • possibly rust remover (if the threaded rods are made of metal)
  • Wasserpumpenzange
  • pliers
  • possibly small iron saw or pincers
  • Ratchet box (ratchet box) that fits on the lower mounting nuts
  • possibly thin rubber gloves
  • flashlight

1. Remove old toilet lid

The first thing you need to do is check the material from which the threaded rods of the old fixture are attached, with the lid and goggles attached to the toilet ceramics. These holes in the ceramic can be found on the wall side (ie on the side, rear end of the ceramic) from below when you are standing in front of the toilet. Use a flashlight to illuminate the two side screw holes to detect the material.

In recent (from about 20 to 30 years) more toilet glasses were used, which have a threaded rod made of plastic. But if your metal is yours, spray it vigorously with Rust Remover the day before installing the new toilet lid.

2. Remove the old toilet lid

The nuts used may be butterfly nuts, which, if rusted, may be opened with pliers. If you find conventional nuts, you can also put a nut on it. But it probably has to be long nuts (similar to spark plugs). If nothing opens or tears open (nuts round or threaded rods torn out of the top of the bracket), try a small iron saw.

3. Clean toilet ceramics

After removing the toilet lid, especially clean the areas around the holes in the ceramic. Here are wide rubber seals, under which you will find a lot of dirt.

4. Fit the new toilet lid

Now the new cover is mounted in exactly the opposite order. Be especially careful to insert the rubber discs correctly. For example, between glasses and ceramics. If you need to mount the lid and the glasses (not yet connected), please do not tighten the nuts yet.

You have to be able to move the threaded rods by sliding the whole glasses back and forth. At the upper ends of the threaded rods you will find fishing. Turn them so that the open sides are exactly opposite. Now turn both hinges forward by about 45 degrees. Now put the corresponding pin on the toilet lid into one of the hinges.

Slowly turn the lid, which is now at an angle to the toilet, straight to the other end of the tang and tang (the rod is still at a 45-degree angle). While the film is turning, the pin slips on the hook and both fishing rods are now facing a run again.

Finally, align the glasses so that they are centered on the ceramic. Now you can finally tighten the two nuts on the threaded rods.

Tips & Tricks

Of course we offer you many more articles in the house journal. For example, home remedies, if the toilet is clogged or if the toilet flushes.

Note the different shapes of toilet lids, especially if you do not have a standard lids at home. If necessary, you can also take your old toilet lid as a sample. If it is the classic form, all products are the same in size.

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