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  #2574479 25-Sep-2020 20:18
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robjg63: Buying a replacement toilet seat is a real pain.
I stood in the aisle at bunnings and lost the will to live. No idea really how you select the right one - lots of different measurements to consider. Would be easier to take the old seat in to compare, but that's hardly hygienic.
After buying a cheap generic seat for our coroma toilet which didnt fit well, I managed to find the caroma part number and got them from plumbing world from memory. Was a bit over $100 which is pretty pricey. That was a couple of years back too.




Yes, take the old seat in with you. Some just pull straight off.


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  #2574483 25-Sep-2020 20:37
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Toilet seat pricing from some NZ suppliers are so high, I ..... I understand bunnings sell cheaper third party ones.



Yeah, but everything from Bunnings is a bit rubbish. You can pay $30 to $150, or $300 for OEM. Given they last ten odd years I'll buy OEM unless someone can say "hey I got this third party one that's great".


I might avoid the bidet seats, can't be bothered with the hassle of valves and compliance.


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  #2574490 25-Sep-2020 21:00
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I investigated this, and, apart from the nightmare that is different toilet sizes, hit the big, expensive issue. Namely, this is classed as a major water hazard system (think back flow), so has to have the expensive back flow protection (at least according to my plumber and a boring read of the guidelines). Now, I know a lot of people just install one themselves, but...

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  #2574614 26-Sep-2020 10:45
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I’ve found that When replacing the seat The biggest issue is getting a seat that doesn’t immediately come loose. Tried a couple of different fixing methods and none have held the seat tight to the pan and stopped it wobbling or moving around. We still have 2 wobbly toilet seats as a result.

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  #2574715 26-Sep-2020 17:22
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timmmay:  Do you recall what was required? If it's $500 for a seat, that's fine, but if there's a plumber required and plumbing changes that's out the window (which is I guess is also the backup plan if the toilets fail).


I don't know, sorry.


Like a lot of things, however, there is a helpful thread on here...  Geekzone's great!

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  #2574722 26-Sep-2020 17:55
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The official word, AFAIK, is that bidets require high hazard backflow prevention, no idea of price. We've been quoted $500-700 from our plumber for installation. If you do the install yourself and there's a leak any insurance may not cover you (and it's probably illegal).


Do the research on size: most bidet information includes a sizing guide, as toilets are not standard.


We'll probably go with the Englefield bidet, at around $900.


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  #2574733 26-Sep-2020 18:15
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I might've pushed it for an $1000 seat, but with $750 worth of plumbing I don't think I'll bother. I'll probably just buy another of the seats that came with the toilet. Interesting conversation though :)

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