Toilet seats /wood/ they get bad soon

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Bob S

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What happened to the plastic .olsonite seats and covers? Iam not finding them to often . Need one for home. These $15.00 wood ones .are junk. Can you refer-- somewhere that carries these in Mich ? thanks bob s
 

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Not sure what .olsonite is, but Lowes and Home Depot both carry plastic seats, and it wouldn't surprise me if Meijer and/or Menards does also (I haven't been to either of those 2 in ages, but I know they are both in MI).
 

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http://www.olsonite.com/ says "Olsonite branded products have been integrated into the Bemis and Church toilet seat family of products. "

I like my Bemis wood seat, but I paid in something like $34.
 

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Not sure what .olsonite is, but Lowes and Home Depot both carry plastic seats, and it wouldn't surprise me if Meijer and/or Menards does also (I haven't been to either of those 2 in ages, but I know they are both in MI).[/QUOTE


Olesonite.best longest wearing toilet lids you could get.years ago guess i am dating my memory . here/ Lowes has molded wood for 80% of thert inventory on T-lids. A good lid NOW will cost $50.00--or more ... easily guess i will keep beating the bushes. and thanks bob s
 

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How long did your wooden one last!-------- before getting unsightly.and a tad embaresing to look at?
I put it in less than a year ago. I hope for good life, but it is one of those slow-closing lids. That is probably a failure point. But if the slow-close feature fails, it does not loose its looks or main function. The seat lid does not does not noticeably deflect/cave when you sit on it, as many plastic seat lids do.

I also got the BEMIS Flip Cap feature, which lets you lift off the seat for cleaning after rotating some cam levers. Those are plastic. This comes with the Sta-Tite nuts. You are going to find one of the features to be unneeded -- it has a break-off section that shears when the proper torque has been applied. But it is also made to self-center in the hole, and you may see value in that. It prevents the seat from wiggling sideways as some seats you have encountered do.

On a different note, have you seen how much they charge now for a "25 cent car wash"?
 

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I have a Bemis slo-close seat, either wood or composite... have had it 6 months (as long as I have had the toilet) and it hasn't started staining or anything. Don't remember exactly, but paid in the low-mid $30's.
I know when I was looking, the plastic seats were almost as much, so I went with the wood/composite as those at least seemed sturdier. The did have some cheaper plastic ones also, but those were very cheap quality (would maybe use them for a kid's toilet or rental unit).
 

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I have a Bemis slo-close seat, either wood or composite... have had it 6 months (as long as I have had the toilet) and it hasn't started staining or anything. Don't remember exactly, but paid in the low-mid $30's.
I know when I was looking, the plastic seats were almost as much, so I went with the wood/composite as those at least seemed sturdier. The did have some cheaper plastic ones also, but those were very cheap quality (would maybe use them for a kid's toilet or rental unit).

Some people find the plastic more comfortable, but I second JMac; we have the same seats and really like them. We have had them for several years; they are not stained; and they still slow-close very nicely. I also like the easy-lift-off hinges for cleaning. That attachment method makes seat slippage virtually-impossible, something that had been an issue with the previous seats.
 

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Women tend to "not do" what is suggested ..least mine is-- as so-- after 50 years of conversing on certain subjects.. She uses the scouring powder, which i don't think is necessary. Its only her and i here.......so goes the 25 cent carwash. The same as sharing with ones wife how she should do this chore . thank you for the detailed input all very kind of you guys.So!!!! the slow lid close isn't a plus?.I installed hundreds of toilet seats over my plumbing years. Funny how you start to forget what or how you did it . when repairing something /Haven't lost my touch with award winning street rods and kustom kars, though...........definitely a plus ha ha..:rolleyes: bob s
 

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So!!!! the slow lid close isn't a plus?
It is a plus, but if you want the seat to work for 25 years, that may be a failure mode.

There is a disadvantage: you might get used to it. I stayed in a motel recently. I flicked the seat down absentmindedly. BANG.
 

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Yes!! the BANG You could well be right. But the 25 year thing -----
Don't think i have to worry about that much:) thanks again appreciated bob s
 
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