What I Learned From Taking Out My Bemis Toilet Seat
The last time I took out the toilet seat in my house, I was so surprised by how simple it was to remove. I realized then that I could probably write an article about how easy it is to remove your Bemis toilet seat and hopefully save someone else the trouble of struggling with theirs in the future. Here’s what I learned from taking out my Bemis toilet seat.
Step 1: Remove your bowl from the tank
This is probably the most nerve-wracking part of installing a new toilet seat, but once you’ve figured out how to remove your current bowl, it’s just a matter of repeating that process. Remove any bolts that are holding your tank down. If you find it hard to turn them by hand (instructions will vary slightly by manufacturer), try hitting them with a hammer or pliers to loosen them up.
Then remove and replace any washers and reattach your bowl. You might need some sort of lubricant to get these tight bolts moving again, like WD-40 or liquid dish soap. Be sure not to over-tighten these; to bolts, much pressure can cause damage when you put things back together. Also, be aware that if you have an older toilet, there may be some wax sealant on your bolts. Just scrape it off with a screwdriver before trying to remove anything.
Step 2: Loosen bolts holding on seat
Before you can remove your toilet seat, you need to make sure that it is properly supported. Remove all bolts or screws holding on the seat using an Allen wrench (A) and/or a Phillips screwdriver (B). Check both bolts to make sure they are tight. Loosen and tighten if necessary.
Step 3: Use a plastic mallet to remove the seat. If your plastic mallet isn’t doing much good, use a hammer (C) instead. You should also wear gloves while removing your toilet seat. Place one hand firmly on top of the lid and another hand underneath the bottom of the lid to remove the toilet seat from the bowl.
The last step in removing a Bemis Toilet Seat is to dispose of old parts in the trash bin for appropriate disposal by a local waste management facility. It is important to recycle when possible. Once your new toilet seat has been installed, be sure to check that all bolts have been tightened before using. Be careful when installing new seats as some of them will fit differently than others depending on brand and model. It may be wise to keep any removed parts handy so that you can install them back onto new seats easily if there are any problems during the installation process.
Step 4: Use the lifting handle to remove the old seat
Once you’ve determined that your toilet lid will no longer lock into place, use a lifting handle to remove your old seat. You’ll find most toilet seats have some sort of lifting handle to facilitate a smooth and easy removal process. Lifting handles are typically located in the front or behind a toilet, depending on its make and model. If you have trouble finding your seat’s lifting handle, try looking for a small silver or plastic lever located near one of your toilet’s hinges.
Placing one hand under your lift handle will make it easier to use if you’re removing a heavy seat cover. Grabbing onto your handle with both hands is another option, but be careful not to lose your balance as you remove your seat. A professional at removing Bemis Toilet Seats: Try not to become frustrated if your seat doesn’t budge right away—even when using a lifting handle.
This could mean that something else (like rust) is holding your seat down. So try applying more force while pulling up gently on your seat before trying again. Removing stubborn seats can take time. But eventually, you should be able to remove yours without much effort. If all else fails, consider calling an expert plumber who can remove any remaining bolts without damaging either side of the toilet base (or yourself).
Step 5: Install new seat
It turns out that removing a toilet seat is just as easy as installing one. All you need to do is place your hands on each side of your Bemis toilet seat and push up until it releases from its hinges. That’s it! Seriously, it’s that simple. The new Bemis toilet seat was just as easy to install and was compatible with my previous hardware. (which means fewer trips to Home Depot for me). Now, I am glad my old seat broke because I did learn something by taking it off and installing a new one myself. Maybe others will be able to learn something too. If nothing else, they might have fun trying it themselves. And maybe some people will even save money in exchange for having a good time while doing so. J
It was messy, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Overall, what I learned from removing my toilet seat is that these things happen to everyone (I have since put it back on). In our panic to remove a Bemis toilet seat and fix a leaking toilet. We tend to get scared and over-complicate things. The truth is that most of us can take out a toilet seat and replace it with little trouble. If you find yourself in need of replacing your toilet seat. Don’t worry—it doesn’t have to be hard.
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Unless you’re a plumbing expert, your toilet seat is just going to keep coming loose. The solution? Measure out 2/3 of an inch from each screw hole and make an X over it with a Sharpie. Next time you take your seat off, all you have to do is hit those marks with a Phillips head screws Crew driver. Then tighten down your hardware! Voilà your seat will be good as new! Happy remodeling.