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I have a sealed pan unit and need to replace seat,do i need to remove the whole pan

there are no nut fittings, just two plastic type hooks where the seat clips onto. so assume the screw part is within the pan. What to do?
The toilet is fiited into a cabinet,and to remove pan would have to break all the mastic.it looks like a fitted kitchen.
Only the lid of the seat has been broken, but will need to fit complete new unit.

7 Answers from MyBuilder Plumbers

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You shouldn't need to take the pan out. You can get top fixing
brackets where the fixing drops through the top and expands
the bottom fixing as you tighten it.

2011-12-28T10:40:02+00:00

Answered 28th Dec 2011

hi there, no you should not need to as the new toilet seat will have hidden clamp/bolt push through fittings.Just unscrew the old toilet seat screws and they will fall down on to floor but you wont be able to use them but they will remain there until it is removed.fit new toilet seat as suggested on instructions

2011-12-28T10:40:02+00:00

Answered 28th Dec 2011

W/C seats where you cannot get access to behind the pan should be of the type that is totally fitted from the top of the pan. The screws are normally either visible or covered by a cover plate (normally pushed on)

2011-12-28T10:40:02+00:00

Answered 28th Dec 2011

you could purchase a seat that is fitted from above there are many available.
you may find that the seat can be removed using screws on top of the pan or cutting off

2011-12-28T10:40:02+00:00

Answered 28th Dec 2011

No ,you can get proper seats for this type of pan but are more expensive,you dont have to take it out as they come with special screws

2011-12-28T10:40:02+00:00

Answered 28th Dec 2011

You can get to the screws or bolts buy removing the front of the units, they are usually removed by lifting them up , not an easy diy task, because sometimes the work surface has to be removed and the flush mechanism also ,Merry bathroom unit and a happy new toilet seat

2011-12-28T10:40:02+00:00

Answered 28th Dec 2011

Is the pan "Wall hung"? (Not sitting on the floor) if so it sounds like Villeroy & Boch brand. Have a look and see if you can see a brand on the pan. If it is then Google the brand for a local dealer who should be able to identify and instruct.

2014-12-22T10:30:05+00:00

Answered 22nd Dec 2014

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