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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Plumbing.

In this Badge Bit, you will repair a toilet seat or lid.  (Note that this BB is part of a 6-part choose your own adventure list BB called the Tiny List. You must complete six Badge Bits in the Tiny List.)



Some related articles
  - How to Fix a Loose Toilet Seat
  - Toilet Seat Hinge Repair
  - How to Attach a Toilet Seat Lid
  - How to Install a New Toilet Seat









To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - repair a toilet with problems with the lid/seat

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a before picture of the problem toilet seat/lid
   - an in progress shot of you repairing the toilet seat/lid
   - an after picture of the newly repaired toilet seat/lid
   - a description of the problem and how it was fixed
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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One of the hinges on our toilet seat/lid recently broke. I removed the old seat, cleaned the area up and installed the new seat.
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My "slow close" lid had failed and became a fast close lid.  Which kinda sucks.  No real way to repair it that I know of so I got a new one.  It's easy to change them out if you have good finger strength to undo the plastic nuts on the underside.
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Old seat - the soft close magic juice leaked out and is the grey stuff by the right hinge
Old seat - the soft close magic juice leaked out and is the grey stuff by the right hinge
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Midway through
Midway through
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All done!
All done!
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We had an adaptive seat in one of the bathrooms, but handles were becoming loose.  It was actually not needed any more, so the loose handles were a perfect excuse to replace it, clean it, tighten the handles, and leave it in the garage for future use.  Since we have a wiggly someone who is potty training in the house, I used tight locks instead of the regular ones.

ETA: No brain today
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before
before
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unscrewing
unscrewing
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taken apart - adaptive on the right, new seat on the left
taken apart - adaptive on the right, new seat on the left
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tight locks
tight locks
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finished
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The seat hadn't broken yet, but was getting progressively looser. It only needed tightened back up a few turns to effect repairs. The difference is a bit subtle visually, but you can feel the difference clearly while sitting.
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Off center due to loose bolt.
Off center due to loose bolt.
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Dark upward shot as I hand tightened the bolt.
Dark upward shot as I hand tightened the bolt.
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Tightened and back to center.
Tightened and back to center.
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