Step 4 – Glue the cracked pieces of your toilet lid back together with a strong adhesive. Be gentle with the pieces to prevent additional cracking. Put the glue on the inside surface of the break, and hold the broken pieces together until they bond.
How do you fix a broken toilet seat?
Tape a Cracked Toilet Seat – They say duct tape fixes everything, but it isn’t the best choice of tapes for a broken toilet seat. Its flexibility, which is a boon in most other circumstances, prevents it from providing much support. As the seat bends when you sit on it, the crack will still feel noticeable.
- There are better choices for repair tape for a toilet seat, and one of them is polyurethane tape,
- It’s clear, which is one advantage over gray or black duct tape, and it has more sticking power and more body, so it offers more support.
- The process for taping a toilet seat, as demonstrated on YouTube, is simple, but there’s a right way and a wrong way.
The right way is to push the crack closed as tightly as you can before wrapping the tape. If you don’t do this and leave a gap, the tape is less likely to do its job, and it may tear. If you’re the do-it-yourself home-repair type, you probably have a tube of two-part epoxy in your tool closet.
- It makes sense to give this a try, but by itself, it won’t make a very reliable repair on particleboard toilet seats, which is a common type of toilet seat.
- The chances of success are much better if your toilet seat is made of solid wood or thick plastic.
- To make a solid repair, you need to clamp the crack closed while the glue sets, but the shape of the toilet seat can make this challenging.
Remove the seat from the toilet, mix the epoxy and spread it in the crack, then position a bar clamp on the middle of the seat with its stops pressing against the rear and the midpoint of the oval-shaped front. Tighten the clamp and let the epoxy cure overnight for good measure before using the seat.
- The chances are high that your particleboard toilet seat will crack again if you just glue it, so to prevent that, glue a strip of 1/8-inch plywood to the underside of the seat below the crack, after you’ve glued the crack together.
- If the seat has no bumpers, it’s a good idea to glue an identical piece of plywood to the opposite side of the seat directly across from the crack to prevent the seat from wobbling while you use it.
Most seats have bumpers, and you should be able to either unscrew them before gluing on the shims or pry them off with a screwdriver if they’re glued. Screw them back through the shims or glue them to the shims after completing the repair. Remember, this is just a temporary fix, but it should keep the seat serviceable long enough for you to find a new one.
Should I repair or replace my cracked toilet tank or lid?
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Image Credit: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images Even something as durable as a toilet can break or crack. If your toilet stops flushing or springs a leak, you may feel it necessary to call a plumber. If your toilet tank or seat lid cracks, however, you may find it more convenient to fix and replace on your own.
How do you keep a glued toilet lid from falling off?
Let the freshly glued toilet lid sit in an area where it won’t be disturbed. Do not attempt to move it until the glue has dried completely. Replace the toilet lid, being careful to avoid hitting it against the tank or wall. Position the toilet seat so that the lid is down over the seat, covering the toilet bowl.