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    Question Need seat for old American Standard!

    My basement bathroom has an old American Standard toilet and it works great and is yellow enlongated bowl which matches the yellow tile. The problem is the old plastic seat cracked and broke I looked for replacement seats but the bolt pattern in back is wider than now standard 5-1/2 inches my toilet is 9-7/8 inches wide. I don't want to replace the whole toilet just for a broken seat. my house was built in mid 60's I assume it's that old maybe somebody out there has encountered this problem thanks in advance for any help.

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    Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek Mikey's Avatar
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    Nov 2005
    Central Florida


    I know there are Web sites that deal with old house supplies and decorative hardware -- maybe one of them. There are several sites of people who make custom toilet seats, but they usually start with standard seat. Nevertheless, they might be able to help. Also check with local dealers of building supplies from demo'd houses; we have an outfit called "Broke & Poor" that has tons of stuff like this. Finally, Habitat for Humanity might have a store in your area dealing in used and donated items.

    If all else fails, make one yourself, or have a local carpenter make one out of a good-looking wood. Do you still have the hinges from the old one?

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    Plumber plumber1's Avatar
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    Do you have a regular am. Std. elongated seat or is it a particular model toilet that may need a special seat. You may need to get some numbers from the tank lid or from inside the tank.


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