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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.
broke.jpg
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finished.jpg
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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
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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Here is my submission for the Plumbing & Hot Water - Sand - Repair a Toilet Seat/Lid BB.

To document the completion of the BB, I have provided the following:
a <2-minute video of me doing these things:
 - a before picture of the problem toilet seat/lid
 - an in-progress shot of you repairing the toilet seat/lid (with stills of the bolts)
 - an after picture of the newly repaired toilet seat/lid

 - a description of the problem and how it was fixed

The toilet seat and lid combo was loose and disconcerting to sit on it.  It was not broken and did not need to be replaced.  Since the wiggle was hard to capture in a still photo I did a short video and added photos of the bolts that I tightened.

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Mike Haasl approved this submission.

 
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The seats on all three toilets in the house were getting loose, so I went around and tightened them all. For the sake of this BB, I'm just submitting photo's of one.
Before.jpg
Loose toilet seat
Loose toilet seat
Bolt.jpg
The bolt on the bottom side of the seat
The bolt on the bottom side of the seat
Action.jpg
An action shot of me tightening the bolt
An action shot of me tightening the bolt
After.jpg
The seat realigned and tightened
The seat realigned and tightened
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Mike Haasl approved this submission.

 
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