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Old 05-15-2010, 06:21 PM   #1
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because the holes in the porcelain are oversized, and maybe because the bolts are plastic.

What solutions are available that do not attract crud?

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Usually the plastic bolts and nuts can be made tight enough so they don't work loose by themselves.

On some brands of toilet seats the plastic parts are shaped so they will center themselves in the oversized holes and not slip back and forth after tightening.

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We use church brand toilet seats, and they are awesome. Don't know what kind you're using...
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I'm thinking flat-topped custom made wooden plugs caulked into place with precisely located & sized bolt holes.

A big one-time hassle to put off a long term annoyance.
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