Repairing Broken Toilet Tank Lid

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by Verdeboy, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    I have a customer who has a broken Lamosa toilet tank lid. I only found 1 place on the internet who has this lid, and they want $150 + shipping.

    Is there any way to repair a lid that is completely broken in half and have it look reasonably good?

    Also, is there a company who makes generic toilet tank lids or even plastic replicas?
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2007
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Boxy looking plastic lids are available, and are better than nothing:
    http://********solutions.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&partNumber=566900&partnerURL=http://catalogs.shoplocal.com/********/index.aspx%3fpagename=shopmain%26pagenumber=296%26langid=undefined
    As you found out, replacement lids are pricey, if available at all. Most manufacturers do not stock lids for toilets which are no longer in production. And that Home Depot Tijuana Special, the Lamosa, there were never any spare parts available. Generic parts work inside, though.

    It is not a quality toilet at all, and a new one would be under $75, complete, so I would not spend any money on a lid.

    I should add that if it is cleanly broken in just 2 pieces, many people successfully glue those together with some 5-minute epoxy. Get a clear, or white, glue. This will be sturdy enough, and if you put a doily or a plant on top, no one will notice the glue line.
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2007
  3. Scott

    Scott Flushmate

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    If you post or PM the Lamosa tank # I may be able to hook you up.
  4. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    Thanks.

    What part of the toilet has the number stamped on it?
  5. Scott

    Scott Flushmate

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    It's usually stamped on the inside of the tank on the back wall but it could be anywhere inside the tank. Just post or PM whatever numbers you can see.

    It may be a good idea to include the dimensions of the top of the tank too; if I don't have the actual Lamosa lid I may be able to come up with something that will fit reasonably well.

    I'll do what I can, just let me know.
  6. Peanut9199

    Peanut9199 Customer Service Manager Plumbing Wholesale

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    If you can't find a tank lid and want something to glue it together.
    I've used "Goop" to repair a ceramic flower pot that was broken at the base (and it's a huge pot) and held up great and it's transparent.
    I picked it up at Home Depot and used it for lots of repairs.
    http://www.amazinggoop.com/amazinggoop/index.html
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