HOW TO CHANGE A TOILET SEAT – PLUMBING TIPS

HOW TO CHANGE A TOILET SEAT – PLUMBING TIPS


– [Voiceover] Plumberparts.co.uk Honest reviews and advice. – Oh yeah! Hold tight and holler. Welcome to today’s
Plumberparts.co.uk video. Now today we are going back in time. This is something I’m sure we’ve done, but I’ve been asked to
do this video a few times over the last couple
of weeks by some people who wanna know how, basically
we’re gonna have a look at how to change a toilet seat. This is like the simplest one you can do. You can get to the nuts on the underside. There’s no cutting you
need to do or anything. So this is like a very
common method, okay? So you should easily be able to do it. The reason these people want
this toilet seat changed is, from the male perspective, quite obvious. Imagine you’re coming
in here at night, say, I don’t know, three in the
morning, on a Sunday morning, so you’ve been out for
a few beers or whatever, and you really need to go. You lift the edge of the
seat up to do wee wees. (toilet seat bangs) Again you lift the seat up to do wee wees. (toilet seat bangs) Again you have to lift the
seat up to do wee wees. (toilet seat bangs) And in the end you give up and sit down and do a wee wee like a lady. So that’s the reason
we’re changing this now. It’s gonna take us about five minutes. Enjoy! So, right. We’ve got a new
one here, a toilet there. Let’s prepare this, now. Usually, when you buy a
toilet seat, a new one, if it was me, always try and
go for one with metal gubbins. Okay? Metal attachments. The plastic threads and
nuts always sheer off, and they’re just never tight enough. You can’t ever tighten them up enough. And you find out that the loo moves a lot. Basically, pull off the wrapping from the outer part of the loo. If you’re a bloke, completely
ignore the instructions. Often you have the
instructions on the bag, and they’re pretty self-explanatory, okay? So, we’ve got that out there. Let’s put this to one side. And delve down to the deep
underbelly of the toilet. Dun dun duh nuh. Alright, so, as you can see, we’ve got this bracket
here, two brackets here and we have a nice, easy
to get out nut here. So basically, what we do, undo this nut. Huh. Well I was pretty lucky there. I’ve managed to remove the whole bolt. So how lucky am I? But usually, you take this
nut off here, the plastic nut would come off, this bit here. Let’s see if that happens on this side. You have to do both sides. So, we’ve got our nut here on this. (clanking) Alright just like the other side. Typical! Right, so, usually what I do
is, most toilet seat holes are the same width, a
normal width for everything. So you get out the bits that you need. We’ve got our two little
plastic parts there. We’ve got a little nut to do it up there. We’ve got our actual hinges, here. We’ve got our two proper nuts here, right? And these will actually
fit nicely into there, so that can do them up. What you wanna do, is
you need some sort of way of if whoever’s using
the loo keeps missing it, the water to not go down onto the floor, and when I say water, I mean yellow water. So, we put a little plastic
bit on here usually. And that will sit up against
the porcelain of the loo, and stop any of that lovely yellow water from giving you a lovely yellow floor. I always want my loo to sit
forward as much as possible, so we don’t get that rocking forward bit. So, as you can see,
there’s an angle on this, so you wanna set that up accordingly. You want it so that’s angled
forward like that on the loo. So you want that to go in there like so. So when the loo’s back, it’s really back, you know, so it doesn’t fall forward. So, what I usually do is now make this up, got one here, again we’ve got
a little yellow wee stopper. Make sure it’s nice and
tight up to the top. Pop that in there. Push that all the way through. Move this. You should pretty much just be
able to pop this on like so. For start, already, they’re
not falling forward. We’re happy with that there, alright. Or I am anyway. I’m incredibly happy
with that being there. Makes my day. So now we go back under
here with our gubbins, okay? What we wanna do is,
we want this piece here to go on there like
that, on the underside, just plop up there, and then
we want our nut to go on. So, it’s kinda fiddly to do, even if you’re not filming a video. So, you’re gonna put that on there. Like that, and then you’re
gonna get this nut on. Just like this. Do this up, we’re gonna
lightly nip this bit up and just see if we’re
sorta in the right position before we really tighten that up a lot. So that’s up there a little bit. Then you do the same on the other side. Now it’s just a simple matter, right. You know it’s sitting up okay like this. We haven’t tightened these up fully yet. Make sure that it kind of correlates with the front of the loo like that, yeah? So we know that’s pretty nice like that. So basically we’re gonna
tighten these up now, now that we’ve got it in place. Tighten that up real hard,
with that little thing. Sometimes, if you
haven’t got one of these, you’re gonna need a proper spanner. Alright, so there we go. That’s done. That’s it. Ain’t going nowhere. That lifts up alright.
That lifts up alright. That flushes alright, obviously. I tell you what, because
this is such a depressing and utterly mundane video,
let’s finish it in a nice place. Yeah, changing these… to some fine-ass flip flops. Basically people, you know the drill. You’ve just learned how
to change a toilet seat. The first time you’ve ever
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plumber lie in the sun, on a Friday afternoon, when
really you should be at work. How about that? Anyway… hold on, where’s my cat? Hey, here he is. This is my absolute legend: Big G. Otherwise known as George. He’s in all of our videos– well he’s in quite a few of them. He’s a friendly cat. He’s a plumber’s cat. So, you’re a legend, hm? He doesn’t like the sun. He doesn’t like the heat. For a cat, he just gets way too hot. Any way, right, I’m gonna leave you now. I’ve got flip flops on which means, if any phone calls come in from work now, or anything like that happens, basically you’re gonna have to wait till Monday, because once the flip flops go on, in plumbing world, that’s it, you know. If you’ve got any
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love you and leave you. I’m not gonna take my top off. I don’t want all of you to be sick. So I’ll see you in the next video. Hold Tight! – [Voiceover] Plumberparts.co.uk Honest reviews and advice.