## How do I find the model number of my American Standard toilet seat?

Look inside the underneath of the tank lid for a model number. The model numbers start with a four-digit number beginning with a 2, 3 or 4. There may be a decimal and three additional numbers.

## How do I find the correct replacement toilet seat?

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Quote from Youtube video: If the measurement is 16 and a half inches. Your toilet requires a round seat a measurement of 18 and a half inches. Means your toilet will need an elongated seat.

## Are all American Standard toilet seats the same size?

As we said, toilet seats come in two sizes: round and elongated. Every toilet seat is one of these two, indicated on its packaging. Using a tape measure, determine the distance between the center of the mounting holes in the back of the toilet.

## Can you replace just the toilet seat?

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Quote from Youtube video: If you can change the toilet paper roll you can replace your toilet seat you will need a new toilet seat a ruler or a measuring tape a screwdriver.

## What kind of toilet seat do I have?

These days, toilet seats come in standard sizes, but measuring your seat before buying a replacement is still wise. Start by measuring the seat from back to front. Buy a standard round seat if the length is around 16 in (41 cm). If it’s around 18 in (46 cm) long, go with an elongated seat.

## How do you read an American Standard model number?

Look for the 7th and 8th digit of the model number. It will be a number divisible by 6 or 12, and represents the nominal BTU of the system in thousands. A ton of air conditioning equals 12,000 BTU, and 30 divided by 12 equals 2.5, so the data plate below indicates the system is 2-1/2 tons.

## Are toilet seats standard sizes?

The simple answer to the question “Are toilet seats a standard size?” is no. Unfortunately, toilet seats aren’t produced in a standard size, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t easily find a replacement for your own toilet.

## How do I know if my toilet seat is round or elongated?

Toilet seats are sold by shape (not by length).

If the length is between 18-19.5 inches, you have an elongated toilet bowl seat. If the length is between 17-17.75 inches, you have a round toilet bowl seat. Notice also that the elongated bowl is shaped more like an oval (egg-shaped).

## What is the difference between round and elongated toilet seats?

A round front bowl generally has a dimension of approximately 16.5″ from the seat bolt holes to the tip of the bowl. An elongated bowl is approximately 2″ longer, or about 18.5″. (Note: these dimensions can change from manufacturer to manufacturer, but there is almost always about a 2″ difference between the 2 sizes).

## How often should you change your toilet seat?

Q. Why should I replace my toilet seat? While a toilet typically lasts at least 15 years, toilet seats last only about 5 to 7 years before they begin to crack or become stained to the point that, no matter how hard you scrub, they no longer appear clean. That’s when it’s time to consider replacement.

## How do you know what size toilet to buy?

Measure from the wall behind the toilet to the center of one of the closet bolts (which hold the toilet down). If the toilet has four closet bolts, measure to the center of one of the rear ones. Then measure from the center of the mounting holes to the back of the new toilet you’re considering.

## How much does a new toilet seat cost?

No matter how large or small your budget may be, you should have no problems finding options available for about \$10 to \$15. Of course, on the other end of the price spectrum, you could easily spend around \$1,000 for a new toilet seat that has all the bells and whistles.

## Are all elongated toilet seats the same size?

No, there isn’t a standard size for all toilet seats, due to a variety of toilet styles. To find out the best seat for your toilet, you will need to measure your loo.

## Why are toilet seats White?

Toilets are white for several reasons. They are mostly made out of porcelain, and porcelain itself is white. White also represents cleanliness, and it makes it easy to see dirt. White toilets are also cheaper than colored toilets, and they provide a modern aesthetic.

## Is a wood or plastic toilet seat better?

Wood toilet seats stay warmer and are more comfortable, but can be hard to clean. Plastic toilet seats are easier to keep clean and are more versatile, but can be uncomfortable, especially in the winter.

## How can I match my toilet seat color?

Toilet colors listed by name and manufacturer

1. Find the section for your toilet manufacturer.
2. Browse the list until you find the color of your toilet.
3. Click on the color – an image similar to the one on the left will come up.
4. Note the toilet SEAT manufacturer’s color code.

## Why are toilets called John?

At one point in time these names began to be used for describing a small, smelly restroom area inside of a house. Only the very wealthy had jakes/jacks inside of their homes– most others were located somewhere outside. The name “John” was later derived from “Jake” and “Jack.”

## What black man invented the toilet?

On December 19, 1899, J.B. Rhodes invented the water closet. Today, it is commonly known as the toilet or commode. Before this invention, many people were using outhouses.