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How To Replace a Toilet Seat

Watch more Bathroom Repair videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - If you can change a toilet paper roll, you can replace a toilet seat. Follow the step by step instructions in this video. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Measure Measure the size of your toilet seat to make sure it's standard. Note the distance between the two bolts holding the seat in place (located at the top of the toilet seat) as well as the seat's length and width. Step 2: Buy your new seat Buy a toilet seat that will fit your measurements. Step 3: Remove the old seat Remove the old seat by unscrewing the two bolts holding it in place. Hold the nut underneath with a pair of pliers as you turn the bolt heads with a screwdriver. There may be plastic caps covering the bolts that you'll need to pop open. Tip If you are having trouble removing corroded bolts from the seat, spray some penetrating oil around the nut and let it sit overnight. Step 4: Clean the holes Clean around the holes with baking soda to remove any dirt or rust. Step 5: Attach the new seat Attach your new toilet seat by positioning it over the two holes. Re-insert the bolts and tighten the nuts by hand, then hold the nuts in place with pliers and tighten the bolt heads with a screwdriver. Tip Be careful -- over-tightening the bolts can crack the porcelain. Step 6: Enjoy Snap the bolt head covers back in place and take a seat! Did You Know? Taipei has a popular restaurant chain called "The Modern Toilet," which lets customers eat out of miniature plastic toilet bowls while sitting on toilets.
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