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Old 06-26-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where I can purchase a toilet seat that stays up until it is pushed down. We want to install these in our men's restrooms at work. We have a lot of truck drivers use our restrooms. They urinate on the seat, and when you're in a hurry to "go" this can be very upsetting. Besides it's just plain filthy. Thanks!

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Does anyone know where I can purchase a toilet seat that stays up until it is pushed down......
I don't understand, I thought all toilet seats work that way.

The only way I know to keep the seat from being pushed down is to remove it.

If the problem is just poor shooters, maybe a urinal would help with the problem.
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There isn't enough space for a urinal, unfortunately. I do not want a seat that you can not push down. I am looking for a seat that stays up until someone pushes it down. This helps to keep people from urinating on the seat. Here is a link to a product, which if the company still existed I would buy. http://www.strangenewproducts.com/20...ilet-seat.html
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I just googled "self lifting toilet seats" and got several good web sites to check out. I'd have a real problem with one of those as my wife after 40 years has finally got me trained to put ours down!!!! Maybe a sign behind the stool saying the seat is electrified when in the down position.
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I've also tried a Google search. Unfortunately it seems impossible to actually buy one. I do not want one you use your foot to lift. Please let me know if you find one with an option to buy. Thanks!
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Did you try chasing the www.prweb.com "ASC Elite Seat" site? I see it has a phone number also? Just thinking if you pursue a manufacturer maybe they can give you a local dealer!

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http://www.google.com/products?q=sel...let+seat&hl=en
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Did you try chasing the www.prweb.com "ASC Elite Seat" site? I see it has a phone number also? Just thinking if you pursue a manufacturer maybe they can give you a local dealer!
I did find that number on prweb earlier, and tried calling it. It's no longer a working number.
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Just locate a small pulley on the wall above and tie a line to the side of the seat and run it up through the pulley with a 2 lb weight on the other end. Stays up until 2 lbs pushes it down. Sort of like self closing gates on the farm. Might want to use "waterproof" vinyl coated line... bill
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This was a very helpful link. Thank you for the really nice research you did on this. I think I might purchase the Kohler K-4672-0 with Self-Raising Hinge. I do wish there were some reviews or videos showing it in action, but you found what I was looking for, and I am very grateful. Thanks!
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Thanks for the education.
I learned something today, i.e. self raising seat

ps I suggest using a nut driver to fasten the mounting nuts securely and then checking their tightness periodically.
With all the up/down stress they may loosen over time.

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