Whether your current toilet seat worn or chipped or you just want to change the color of your toilet seat, you can simply decorate the appearance of your bathroom by replacing your old toilet seat with new oval toilet seat. Well, maybe you already know that, and you may have even bought yourself a new oval toilet seat but you are just wondering how to install it. Well, we have you covered from the first step to the last.
If your toilet has an elongated bowl, then it definitely needs and oval replacement seat. Good thing is that, oval toilet seats are available in a variety of styles, designs and colors that will fit your personal taste and complement your bathroom decor as well. Without much ado, here is how to go about installing your new oval toilet seat.
- First, close the lid on the current toilet seat, and then pop open the caps that cover the bolts. These bolts are found at the back of a toilet seat. Find the nuts on the bolts on your toilet bowl’s underside.
- Secondly, use a screw driver to unscrew the bolt. To be able to do this easily, hold use an adjustable wrench to hold one nut. Repeat the same procedure with the other remaining bolt and nut. You can apply a few drops of oil to the threads if the bolts you are dealing with metal rods that have corroded. Let the penetrating oil set for about 30 minutes and then try unscrewing the bolts once more. Saw between the nuts or through the nuts and the toilet bowl in case you are still not able to unscrew the bolts. Now remove the all the bolts from the holes.
- Thirdly, lift the existing old toilet seat off the toilet bowl after removing the bolts. Use a household cleaner and a rag to clean the bowl rim thoroughly.
- Next, measure the distance between the bolt holes to the toilet bowl’s front edge.
- Now, place your new oval toilet seat on the toilet bowl and then pop up the bolt covers found at the back of the toilet seat. Go ahead and line up the holes in the toilet seat with the holes in the bowl. Take new bolts and insert one in every hole before hand-tightening a nut onto every bolt through the bowl’s underside.
- Use a screw driver to turn the bolts. Each bolt should be turned just a quarter-turn at a time to avoid over-tightening, which might cause the oval toilet seat to crack. Lastly, pop all the caps back over the bolts.
What you need
There are things you need for you to be able to install your new oval toilet seat (homerises). You need to get them first before you begin the installation process. They include the following:
- Seat bolts
- Adjustable wrench
- Flat-blade screw driver
- Household cleaner
- Clean rag
- Penetrating oil
- Measuring tape