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Old 12-04-2010, 08:46 PM   #16
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J B Weld that bad boy....

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Old 12-05-2010, 11:46 AM   #17
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Looks like I'll have to give that a shot, what type of epoxy putty am I looking for in particular?
Grease the screw when you do the epoxy thing. Then at least you'll have a chance of having a removable screw.

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Old 12-05-2010, 12:55 PM   #18
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Here's a trick you may want to try.

Clean out the hole and insert JB Weld to fill. After cure drill out hole a insert a "helicoil" of matching thread and diameter to a toilet seat bolt.

Or, Clean out the hole and insert JB Weld to fill. Before cure insert toilet bolt on a matching SS nut into the JB. (Wax the bolt prior or spray with hair spray as a release agent.) After cure unscrew bolt and install toilet.

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I'd fill it (let it harden completely) then drill it, then tap it. You can do that with JB. Po)

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Who designed this blind hole toilet seat attachment anyways? Seems like a very bad idea.
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Look at the very first post.... Kohler.

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Old 12-06-2010, 12:30 AM   #22
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I ended up just using epoxy putty to cement the new seat in place, had already done so before reading all these great ideas you guys posted. So... yea I'm stuck w/ a pretty permanent seat.

Which is why, i went out and returned the $20 plastic seat I got, and went all out on the best one I could find, since it'd be there to stay.



Its wood, so it doesn't get chillingly cold in the winter (programmable thermostats means heat gets pretty stingy while I sleep). The finish is supposed to be anti-bacterial. And the hinges are stainless steel, and close slowly (they're called whisper-quiet by the packaging).

Thanks for everyone's help on this!
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Sorry I did not see this earlier... I had this same exact problem at a customers house... They called me to replace toilet seat... Stuck screw driver gave a turn and it just spun freely... tried other and it was in there TIGHT! They then said I must have broken the other one by applying to much pressure!!! So when I got the other one out they said they were going to sue me if I could not fix it. after arguing for 10 minutes they admitted they broke it and I was nice enough to toss Toggle bolts in it

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