My toilet seat won't stay up!

This is important - advice please!

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Dustboy    pirate
16/04/2005 at 21:34
My littlun coined a name for them. It's a "Willysnapper". Had the same problem, used the reverse mounting thing mentioned earlier, problem solved.

Now we have to get littlun used to "noisy towels" in Tesco loos.
16/04/2005 at 21:40
Muttley - I have a sensible answer.

[casts a disdainful eye around the thread]

Station a broom, or other long-handled househole implement (carpet-sweeper?) next to the toilet. When you lift the seat, simply pull the broomhandle across, diagonally, so that it props the seat up.

Perform, return broomhandle to upright position, return seat (and lid) to closed position, flush, and wash hands.

As you are both blokes, the final four instructions may be disregarded.

16/04/2005 at 21:41

that would be 'householD'
16/04/2005 at 21:42
You could just hold on until you went somewhere that had a safe toilet!
16/04/2005 at 21:57
If you stand at the side of the loo you can prop the lid up with one knee. Tricky but you'll improve with practice.
16/04/2005 at 22:01
I have a Seat and it's fairly toilet.
I know that is of no help, but there you go.
Dustboy    pirate
16/04/2005 at 22:15
I test drove a Seat today, I quite liked it, to the extent that I may buy one. Why is yours toilet?
16/04/2005 at 22:20
now this isnt a very running related conversation!! have you solved your toliet problems??? ;o)
16/04/2005 at 22:33
Probably down to lack of TLC.

My only real gripe is getting the parts unless you go to a Seat dealer. I mean you can't even get the HT leads in Halfords as Seat won't release the details. It turns out they are the same as a VW.
The dealer will then say he can't supple the parts unless he fits them and it ends up costing an arm and a leg for somthing that would cost £40.00 in parts to do yourself on a VW, Ford or similar.

Other than that its' pretty good realy.

A bit like the lid falling down on an otherwise perfectly good toilet realy. Annoying but you live with it.

she is a good runner though, (just to get the post through the censors)
Dustboy    pirate
17/04/2005 at 14:04
Grief. Typical
18/04/2005 at 17:36

If gravity won't keep it up, you could add a hook of some sort.

Or you could hold it up as you go.

Or you could forget the loo entirely and go outside and p*ss in the street like Paula.

18/04/2005 at 19:57
Good job she's called Paula and not Penelope, otherwise she'd be known as ..... oh work it out for yourselves.
18/04/2005 at 22:08

i have a feeling that, if you'd bought it from B&Q, you wouldn't be having this problem
(lifelaw no 267 - everything i buy in homebase won't work)

if true, i don't envy you trying to return a used loo seat though :-(

let me know when this is resolved , so i can then borrow thread to ask a boy's peeing question (without having to start an embarassing thread title myself)

as you were
19/04/2005 at 00:00

Well, nice to see that Jj popped out of her househole to contribute.

If its an all male household, why do you need a toilet seat at all. They never bother with them in the mens loos in pubs.
19/04/2005 at 08:11
Well, that's true Waaps. I had toyed with the idea of just fitting a urinal. Alongside a French-style hole in the floor. Might affect the house's resale value, though.
19/04/2005 at 08:55

The downstairs neighbours might have an opinion, too.
05/05/2011 at 09:54
The last thing I expected to see today was six-year-old thread related toilet seat spam.  I guess unpredictability is what makes life so rich.
15/06/2011 at 13:55
It happened to me... SOLUTION< turn hinges round/upside down as it were, it brings the seat works?
15/06/2011 at 15:38
I think that you have to move the base a little forward so that it would arch back when you put it up. I had the same problem recently though I was not in the mood to be handyman and just got myself a new toilet seat. Isn't that amazing, you can get just the seat, without the whole toilet thing. You can even choose the one with a memory foam cushion but I do not think that would be hygienic.
12/01/2013 at 08:03

Get a n Ezy Peezy toilet seat holder off ebay. Self adhesive hooks and a chain. I have three fitted  in my house. Hands free opeartion of the seat. Leaves two hands free for the aiming. Wonderfull.

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