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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:09 pm 
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I'm in the process of designing a fitting to be used with toilet seats. But I'm stuck on a small problem I can't seem to find details about anywhere. So I hope you can help me.
The 2 holes for fitting a toilet seat to your toilet at the back. Do they come in a standard size or is the size random?
I've been going around measuring the holes in stores that sell toilets & they've either been 13mm wide or 16mm wide. Are these the usual standard size holes to expect or will they differ between the 2 sizes?

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No idea, but I can tell you I have had several toilet seats and the seats have adjustable positions to allow for differing fixing positions according to which toilet the seat gets fitted to. Perhaps you could incorporate this in your idea?

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Well its more how the bolt that fixes the toilet seat to the toilet that this creation is for. It's basically a grommet made out of plastic that slots in the hole to allow a snug fit for the bolt. I've had some demo's made & everyone I've shared them with have said they are brilliant & stop the toilet seat from slipping to the sides & you no longer need to tighten them extremely tight to prevent this from happening, which in some cases where the nut or bolt is made out of plastic, isn't possible.

But some toilet seat fixing holes are 13mm wide & some are 16mm. So I was hoping those holes are a standard size because the 13mm hole was from a toilet around 10 yrs old & the 16 we're from new toilets.

Not sure what you mean by adjustable positions. I presume you mean how far forward or back on the toilet the seat fits? This isn't what it's going to effect. It's more on keeping the toilet seat in position without needing hulk like fingers to tighten the bolts lol.


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They already exist if I understand you correctly. A top fixing that doesn't need need access to the underside of the pan that is.

EDIT. One example here. https://www.bes.co.uk/toilet-seat-fixin ... GwodBJ0Nog

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/15233142 ... 931&crdt=0

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VsUK wrote:

I've been going around measuring the holes in stores that sell toilets & they've either been 13mm wide or 16mm wide. Are these the usual standard size holes to expect or will they differ between the 2 sizes?



If those are the two standard sizes used, then a simple sleeve included in the kit should solve the problem - 16mm diameter with a 13mm bore.

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The size of the hole is down to the firing of the pan in the kiln.

The pan will shrink, distort, or a number of other defects by the time it gets to 3million degs, well maybe not quite that hot.

My world record for a wc seat was 39 (or there abouts) separate pieces of plastic including the seat and cover.


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