I’m trying to tighten a toilet seat that was fitted by someone else. It has a weird looking nut. Any ideas how I tighten this?
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Hold the nut below with a wrench. Tighten from above with a screwdriver. Do not overtighten. Porcelin cracks very easily. Just tighten to snug and stop.
- robertoLv 61 month ago
get some plastic bolts and large hexnuts to replace the metal items, coat them with cooking oil to keep them pliant and easy to move,,metal shrinks and expands possibly cracking the porceilin
- Dale-ELv 71 month ago
Find a deep well hex socket that fits over the threaded rod, or a nipple of small pipe that you can fit onto the center spring inside the two square leaves and drive it up a little bit. Close the lid on the pot and have someone sit on it before you start the adjustment.
- GrundoonLv 71 month ago
Hold the nut with a crescent wrench or pliers and use a screw driver from above
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- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 month ago
hold the nut with slip joint pliers and tighten from the topSource(s): grampa
- yLv 71 month ago
From the top, remember too tight can cause cracks.