Pushing Down The Toto Soft Close Seat

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by in wants out, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. in wants out

    in wants out New Member

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    My customer wanted to know if her guests pushing the Toto Soft Close Seat down would prematurely ruin it, and... should she put up a sign. Didn't see anything about it in the archives or on Google. Does anyone have any experience with this?
     
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Aspiring Old Fart, EE, computer & networking geek

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    Only potential danger I can see is that all that extra compression in the lifting mechanism might cause the seat to pop back up while someone is sitting on it :eek:.
     
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    My gut feeling is that you'll wear out the friction mechanism quicker, but I don't know for sure.
     
  5. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

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    Don't do it!

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    Seriously nothing will happen. The friction mechanism will experience the same wear whether you push on it or not.LOL
     
  6. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    I've never heard of problems with people pushing down the seats.
    I do it all the time, to show people how they work.

    You can drop, or push.
     
  7. in wants out

    in wants out New Member

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    Thanks for the responses. My guess is that the design would accommodate the pushing or Toto would be eating a lot of returned seats. And what are you supposed to do when the seat is up and you gotta go NOW?!! Appreciate all the input.
     
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