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    • textbook
    • By textbook 1st Jan 18, 8:53 PM
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    Someone to fit toilet seat
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    • 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?
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 1st Jan 18, 10:57 PM
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    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.
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    • By Silvertabby 2nd Jan 18, 9:23 AM
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 2:21 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 2:21 PM
    !!!8220; In most cases you don't even need tools as it is normally finger nuts
    Originally posted by unforeseen !!!8221;
    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
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    • 2nd Jan 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 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
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    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.
    • pennystretcher
    • By pennystretcher 16th Feb 18, 6:13 PM
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    • 16th Feb 18, 6:13 PM
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    • 16th Feb 18, 6:13 PM
    At first I thought you were talking about replacing the whole cistern etc...

    I wouldn't pay anyone to change my toilet seats, it's pretty easy to DIY and if you have kept your toilet clean, shouldn't be too "euwwy" job either

    Check out youtube, plenty of helpful videos there on how to change them..
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