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Life span of the average toilet seat?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by emblymouse, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. emblymouse

    emblymouse Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Lakland Artist Endorser
    So I'm cleaning the bathroom this morning and darn if it isn't time for a new toilet set. Like a vintage Telecaster, the natural butt wear has worked through the finish revealing whatever the hell it's made of. Wait, didn't we just replace it about a year ago? OK, 2 years tops, but I remember we splurged on a nice one. This just does not seem right, how's your mileage? Be sure to divide by the number of users in your household:)
  2. DavetheDude


    Nov 28, 2014
    Wot? :D
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  3. FingerDub


    Jan 8, 2016
    Useless without pics.
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  4. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    life span depends on number (N) and total combined weight (W) of users multiplied by average total combined daily use (D) divided by Pi, divided by 24, divided by 12.
    to determine the life span of an average seat in your domicile use this formula -
    the result is read in months (M):

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  5. It took ages to get the roadworn and relic look on our main toilet seat. I'm not getting rid of it anytime soon.
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  6. Speaking of toilet seats I am in the market for a new one. My tenant just moved out and left this creepy thing. It converts your toilet into a bidet and also a butt warmer. I Googled it and it sales for $799. Now I have to replace it with a normal seat. Gee, I wonder if I can sell this thing on Craig's list.

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  7. FingerDub


    Jan 8, 2016
    What's creepy about it? Looks cool to me.
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  8. For some reason it looks creepy to me. Perhaps because when I opened the seat up it was very dirty and looked like it had not been cleaned for a long time.
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  9. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    they're cheaper if you order by the dozen.
  10. simple solution:


    I can recall going into the bathroom where most of the workers were Thai or Malay, and the one Western style stall was occupied.
    So you'd wait for the stall to become available only to find footprints on the seat :bored:
    all the previous occupant had to do was walk one stall further to get a toilet like the one in the photo above
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  11. How does one flush that thing?
  12. You just pour water over it with that little bowl.
    if you pour enough, whatever is in there will go out
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  13. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    That bidet is a nice piece of electronics. Two recent trips to Japan confirm this.
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  14. The tenant who vacated the property was also Asian. You would think one would not abandon an $800. toilet seat and take it with you.
  15. I love having a bidet so much that I installed one like in my photo above. It saves on TP.
  16. blastoff99


    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA, USA
    I guess I wonder who keeps track of when they bought a toilet seat. I mean, there are things I put dates on in permanent marker (batteries for cordless tools, specifically) to give me an idea how long the item has lasted, but it never occurred to me to do this to a toilet seat. Besides, I'm pretty sure Sharpie would vanish after a dose or two of my bathroom cleaner.
  17. mscBass


    Apr 15, 2017
    Those padded ones seem cheesy, but they're actually really nice. They last 5-6 years in my experience.
  18. Oh, I forgot to mention that we had to actually find sold rings for the toilets, because the ones that had the little supports on the bottom got broken from people standing on them:

    these are the kind that broke easily if stood on, LOL

    BTW, don't sit on a cracked one, because it will pinch you, and that hurts more than you'd think :eek:
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017
  19. T_Bone_TL


    Jan 10, 2013
    NW Mass/SW VT
    ...They don't make them like they used to - or if they do, Home Depot and Lowes don't have those ones. I'm particularly impressed (yet negatively) by the "oak" one that turns out to be molded veneer (or is it plastic?) cut (or printed) to look like solid boards over a crappy chipboard center (which I know about since it's failing to hold screws so the seat is falling off the hinges.)
  20. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    What's the expiration date on your toilet seat say?
    That's MOJO you're looking at! Never wipe off the MOJO. ;) :laugh:

    Out, as in onto the bathroom floor, out? :eek: :woot:

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