Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • textbook
    • By textbook 1st Jan 18, 8:53 PM
    • 116Posts
    • 12Thanks
    textbook
    Someone to fit toilet seat
    • #1
    • 1st Jan 18, 8:53 PM
    Someone to fit toilet seat 1st Jan 18 at 8:53 PM
    Called a handyman and they said £30 for first hour or to fit it. Is this reasonable?
Page 1
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 1st Jan 18, 10:57 PM
    • 7,672 Posts
    • 8,291 Thanks
    Owain Moneysaver
    • #2
    • 1st Jan 18, 10:57 PM
    • #2
    • 1st Jan 18, 10:57 PM
    £30 for first hour is pretty cheap for a tradesman, even a handyman.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 2nd Jan 18, 9:23 AM
    • 2,102 Posts
    • 2,791 Thanks
    Silvertabby
    • #3
    • 2nd Jan 18, 9:23 AM
    • #3
    • 2nd Jan 18, 9:23 AM
    £30 is very reasonable if you really have to pay someone to do it - but changing a toilet seat shouldn't be beyond anyone who can tell one end of a screwdriver from the other!
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 2nd Jan 18, 10:30 AM
    • 2,200 Posts
    • 2,805 Thanks
    unforeseen
    • #4
    • 2nd Jan 18, 10:30 AM
    • #4
    • 2nd Jan 18, 10:30 AM
    In most cases you don't even need tools as it is normally finger nuts
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 2nd Jan 18, 10:47 AM
    • 1,989 Posts
    • 3,190 Thanks
    k3lvc
    • #5
    • 2nd Jan 18, 10:47 AM
    • #5
    • 2nd Jan 18, 10:47 AM
    In most cases you don't even need tools as it is normally finger nuts
    Originally posted by unforeseen
    Having spent a couple of hours yesterday with my head staring down the bowl fitting is the easy bit - removing the old, !!!! soaked bolts without cracking the porcelain was a job I'd have happily paid someone to do lol
    • Silvertabby
    • By Silvertabby 2nd Jan 18, 2:21 PM
    • 2,102 Posts
    • 2,791 Thanks
    Silvertabby
    • #6
    • 2nd Jan 18, 2:21 PM
    • #6
    • 2nd Jan 18, 2:21 PM
    “ In most cases you don't even need tools as it is normally finger nuts
    Originally posted by unforeseen
    Having spent a couple of hours yesterday with my head staring down the bowl fitting is the easy bit - removing the old, !!!! soaked bolts without cracking the porcelain was a job I'd have happily paid someone to do lol

    Euw! you need to improve your aim!
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 2nd Jan 18, 2:26 PM
    • 3,348 Posts
    • 4,587 Thanks
    Nick_C
    • #7
    • 2nd Jan 18, 2:26 PM
    • #7
    • 2nd Jan 18, 2:26 PM
    Having spent a couple of hours yesterday with my head staring down the bowl fitting is the easy bit - removing the old, !!!! soaked bolts without cracking the porcelain was a job I'd have happily paid someone to do lol
    Originally posted by k3lvc
    I used a cutting disc to cut through the rusted bolts on one I changed recently.

    Apart from that, a very simple job (and I'm not good at DIY)
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 4th Jan 18, 10:34 PM
    • 7,672 Posts
    • 8,291 Thanks
    Owain Moneysaver
    • #8
    • 4th Jan 18, 10:34 PM
    • #8
    • 4th Jan 18, 10:34 PM
    3-in-1 oil or WD40 soaking for several hours, then pliers to twist the nuts underneath
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,390Posts Today

8,657Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • Of course but this question is about the specific "ladies first" rule. Ie a man giving a seat because it's a lady n? https://t.co/FBmEfwnHNM

  • Today's twitter poll: Traditional manners have/had the concept of "ladies first". Is that compatible with gender eq? https://t.co/Qk4bC3pHjk

  • RT @helwid87: @MartinSLewis Thankyou for your student loan refund advice. My £617 refund came through yesterday, making January less of a t?

  • Follow Martin