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Old 11-09-2007, 09:01 AM   #1
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Just moved into a house that's 9 years old. Want to replace the toilet seats. I've seen toilet seats sold at HD and Lowes, but never checked. What do I need to measure before going to the big box store in order to find one that fits and matches?

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They're all pretty standard, either round front of elongated, when you sit down is it compact or do you have a little breathing room down there?

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Butts come in all shapes and sizes so it's kind of difficult for us to judge which would fit best. Maybe if you take a picture of your rear, someone (not me) would be willing to hazzard a guess. Be sure to include a tape measure in the photo as reference.
I would visit as many rest stops at various highway facilities and judge for yourself which one fits the best. When you find one that seems to fit the bill (or butt) lift it to find out who the manufacturer is...

Option 2 - if you find that you can't fit comfortably into an airplane seat, then you may want to get a jumbo sized seat... You probably need to add some support to the joists below the throne as well.
What's the point of this idiotic response? My question about whether the toilet seat fits well is whether the seat fits with the toilet and/or whether the lid will be too big. Or, do I need to buy a lid that matches the namebrand of the toilet. You wasted all that typing for no reason or value.
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Sorry, it was joke, nothing personal.
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It was a funny post and it made me laugh and brightened my day, so it had its use. Anyway, going by same manufacturer should be a sure bet, but I suspec they are pretty much standard, with round and elongated being the only consideration (and you can easily determine which you have).

A little pointer: if possible, opt for softclose seats. A Toto I recently installed came with a softclose seat, and oh my do I love it!
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