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  • Property-a-holics

    Toilet Seats!

    New seat fitted today. None had any long guarantees unfortunately but it's very sturdy. 
    If she breaks this one in next 12 months then that's it no more.
    By the way the first one was plastic the last two were wood!
    Thanks for thoughts all.
    Lisa
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    Yes it's usually the fittings that break in my experience; but no way to reinforce!
    Lisa
    Susanne said:
    i bet its always the fittings on one side that break first, is there any way of reinforcing the "leaning" side ?
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    I would say it’s her responsibility or charge her for the replacement ones. If a new seat was put on and checked prior to her going in and it was confirmed that it wasn’t faulty; then surely it’s down to her to replace it if she damages or breaks it.The same as if she were to break a window...

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    IKEA do an fantastic seat for £7.99, which is much studier than B&Q's offerings. Even my handyman who fitted it remarked upon it!
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    I think I would be cheeky...  ('scuse the pun!!).

     

    I'd go personally if possible, carrying TWO toilet seats (mid-price).  I'd fit one and tell the tenant "Here's another one for the next time you break it.  This is a service I offer ONCE to all my overweight tenants".

    Then, if she needs another one, having used the next two, you can remind her of that insult er comment er discussion.  She won't have forgotten it!

     

     

     

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    Would you really do that in real life Sue?! Or just online?
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    Speaking as a fat git, I have just treated myself to a new toilet seat that will stand up to the task - it's branded Carrara and Matta Technoplast and has a one-piece plastic hinge that attaches to the pan via good quality plastic screws via adjustable collars. The seat and lid then clip into place on the hinge, which retains the stainless pivot pin in its jaws. Very dense thermoplastic, bought form the local DIY, non-chain shop. I expect mine is an obsolete model that they bought cheap (and sold for £23!) a bit like this, but with the hinge as a solid moulding rather than two mountings: https://www.heatandplumb.com/acatalog/Car...inges.html
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    Just to bump a not too pleasant subject, I am unfortunately now looking for a replacement toilet seat due to misuse!

    I had a Bemis Xcite! toilet seat which was great because the 2x hinge parts that bolt to the pan are connected, so no chance of someone doing 'the wiggle' and undoing them slowly, so causing seat wobble.

    So I wanted to put it back out there to those dunny afficianados in PT-land - what seat(s) are you finding work and where do you get them from! Make, model etc. please.

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    Is it just me or do others find this thread more than a little “eccentric “, its a bog seat, i’d assume that a top end flat would command a similar rent and as such a bit more for a seat is hardly surprising. If you rent to a larger tenant surely such breakages  are not a total surprise. 
    As for the reply talking about “poor aim”, if i encounter such circumstances, its a picture taken and sent to tenant explaining that working on a toilet in such a state is not acceptable, clean it and i’ll return to do the work.

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