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Easy Ways to Remove a Cracked or Bent Toilet Seat

We all have probably gone through the horror of trying to remove toilet seats that are not very easy to remove. Imagine a tight fit, with people getting wedged in and trying to free themselves. Luckily, there are some easy ways of removing them that make removal a much easier task.

Firstly, you can try to push the seat out by pulling on it. This should, if done carefully, work but if the force isn’t applied properly, then you could end up with the seat coming away from the fitting and this can cause you more problems in the future.

To make sure that you don’t damage the plumbing in the fitting, you can make sure that you cut it off as soon as possible. If you push it out easily, the pipes may collapse and you may have to buy a new one. It is worth having a look at your local library or book shop for the right tool for the job.

If you get the upper parts of the seat off and then unscrew the bottom part, you could end up with no access to them at all. A screwdriver is the best tool for this.

This could be a real problem if you are carrying any valuable items. If you do this a lot, you will need to keep a new one in your home or at work for the next few years.

If you are trying to remove a toilet that is in the wrong way, you may find that the bowl is jammed in the slot. To solve this problem, use a smaller screwdriver to get the right position before screwing the bowl back in.

The seat may be damaged and that is not good. Use the lower edge of the screwdriver and turn the screw until you feel it come out.

Can you see the inside of the toilet seat? You can hold it up to the light and see if you can see where the inside has come out.

A toilet seat that is cracked or bent is usually a sign that it needs to be replaced. You can usually hear popping sounds when this happens.

Plastic fittings are usually not very difficult to get out, although it can be annoying if you are trying to put the seat back in without any help. The easiest way to put the seat back is to twist the two halves and push them back together, and this should make it easier.

Sometimes you need to look at the fit of the toilet seat if you haven’t had any problems before. This is usually due to excessive pressure on the plumbing and if this is the case, you can try loosening up the fitting.

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