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Old 02-25-2013, 08:57 AM
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Unhappy Toilet seats- why I shop on the internet.

24 years ago, we built a house and chose almond-colored toilets with elongated bowls. That decision has come back to haunt me.

The past two days, I have visited Lowes, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Meijers, Bed Bath and Beyond and Walmart, trying to find replacement seats like the ones we have now (almond/biscuit color, elongated, molded wood with full-length metal hinges). Nothing like that in stock- sorry, and every store carries the same models of the same brands. Must all get their deliveries from the same warehouse. Apparently, we should have chosen white, round bowl fixtures if we planned to live in the house more than 15 years. Those of you building today- take notice.

Home Depot was kind enough to show me their catalog where I have a choice of 2 seats close to what I want (full-length metal hinges seem a thing of the past) for a mere $50 or $70 each. If those don't suit me, there are other choices in the $150 and up range. Most expensive seat I saw was just shy of $600- must be for an Air Force jet bomber.

So, it's off to the internet, where I hope to find a better selection at prices I'm more willing to pay. Metal hinges are a must-have, as one family member is heavy, handicapped and has proven ability to overwhelm plastic hinges.

If anyone else has gone on a similar quest and found a good answer, I'm all ears.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:24 AM
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Tell you what. Nothing better than those big long seats. Every orifice in your body can flow at the same time and it all hits the bowl.
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I bought the biggest, tallest mower flushing toilet I could get. That big seat is awesome and it makes a normal toilet look miniature. Best thing I have bought for releasing my bowels yet. Best part is you can power down 4 bean burritos and 6 hours later put that bad boy to the test. It has not failed me yet and that is filliing it with a pile that other toilets would not even move.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:01 AM
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Go to a retail plumbing wholesale place. Elongated is the commercial norm. If necessary u could paint.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:20 AM
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I bought the biggest, tallest mower flushing toilet I could get. That big seat is awesome and it makes a normal toilet look miniature. Best thing I have bought for releasing my bowels yet. Best part is you can power down 4 bean burritos and 6 hours later put that bad boy to the test. It has not failed me yet and that is filliing it with a pile that other toilets would not even move.
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24 years ago, we built a house and chose almond-colored toilets with elongated bowls. That decision has come back to haunt me.

The past two days, I have visited Lowes, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Meijers, Bed Bath and Beyond and Walmart, trying to find replacement seats like the ones we have now (almond/biscuit color, elongated, molded wood with full-length metal hinges). Nothing like that in stock- sorry, and every store carries the same models of the same brands. Must all get their deliveries from the same warehouse. Apparently, we should have chosen white, round bowl fixtures if we planned to live in the house more than 15 years. Those of you building today- take notice.

Home Depot was kind enough to show me their catalog where I have a choice of 2 seats close to what I want (full-length metal hinges seem a thing of the past) for a mere $50 or $70 each. If those don't suit me, there are other choices in the $150 and up range. Most expensive seat I saw was just shy of $600- must be for an Air Force jet bomber.

So, it's off to the internet, where I hope to find a better selection at prices I'm more willing to pay. Metal hinges are a must-have, as one family member is heavy, handicapped and has proven ability to overwhelm plastic hinges.

If anyone else has gone on a similar quest and found a good answer, I'm all ears.

Just finished doing the same thing. Two different sizes, 16.5 inches and 18.5 inches (as measured from the bolt to the front) then multiple colors, material, design and different hinge material/configuration. With those combinations the number of different toilet seats must range into the hundreds? Anyway, your right, the big box stores don't carry that many and they deal almost only in white. Fortunately ours was white.....but had so idea there were so many options!
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I bought the biggest, tallest mower flushing toilet I could get. That big seat is awesome and it makes a normal toilet look miniature. Best thing I have bought for releasing my bowels yet. Best part is you can power down 4 bean burritos and 6 hours later put that bad boy to the test. It has not failed me yet and that is filliing it with a pile that other toilets would not even move.
How about a couple dozen White Castles.
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when I built my new house 21 years ago, I actually had the foresight to purchase extra toilet seats to match the color. They are still sitting in there boxs ready for immediate use. I rarely have this much foresight! If I had not bought them the originals would have broken 10 years ago.
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