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Old 11-21-2018, 09:28 PM   #1
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Toilet Seat Repacement

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Had to replace the seat on a Dometic 8700 series toilet. Took a bit of looking but I found one. It came with the screws and nuts to attach it to the toilet.

Now the problem. When I removed the screws holding the old seat the nuts fell into the space behind and inside the toilet. They didn't fall into the bowl. There appears to be no way to reach under or around to hold the nuts while I tighten the screws unless I unbolt the toilet from the floor, which I am not going to do.

I'm considering using toggle bolts to attach the new seat, but I'm open to any suggestions anyone has.

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving,
Larry
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:10 PM   #2
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:18 PM   #3
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Don't know if it would help but most home improvement stores, like Lowes or Home Depot, Ace Hardware, etc., sell nylon toilet seat bolts and nuts, that won't rust or corrode. I've seen and used some that have elongated nuts that will fit in to a standard 1/2" or 9/16" socket, which may make it easier to hold them in position so you can get the bolt started. Word of caution: If you decide to use nylon, be careful not to over tighten them...they break easily. Good luck!
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Here's a different one:
Had to replace the seat on a Dometic 8700 series toilet. Took a bit of looking but I found one. It came with the screws and nuts to attach it to the toilet.

Now the problem. When I removed the screws holding the old seat the nuts fell into the space behind and inside the toilet. They didn't fall into the bowl. There appears to be no way to reach under or around to hold the nuts while I tighten the screws unless I unbolt the toilet from the floor, which I am not going to do.

I'm considering using toggle bolts to attach the new seat, but I'm open to any suggestions anyone has.

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving,
Larry
If you have new bolts and nuts, donít worry. Those will probably shake out eventually
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