Next Step toilet seat for a skirted toilet

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by WaterWiseWannabe, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. WaterWiseWannabe

    WaterWiseWannabe New Member

    Mar 7, 2010
    I have a Toto Aquia II dual flush toilet (elongated) which is a skirted toilet. Recently, I tried to buy a Bemis Next Step toilet seat but could not install it. I talked with a local plumbing supplier who sells Bemis and he said that there is no Next Step toilet seat option for skirted toilets. I was hoping someone could tell me if there is another brand that does provide a Next Step type of toilet seat for a skirted toilet.

    Failing that, other suggestions would be helpful. We are in a small house with one small bathroom and the Next Step style toilet seat would be the best option for us. So far, our son has not taken too enthusiastically to potty training and I think that this is part of why. Ideally, we would like something integrated into the toilet so that adults don't have to remove anything when using the toilet. -There really isn't the space for it.

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  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    All I can suggest is to do what millions of others have done for years. Just use a removable potty seat. Yeah, it ain't purty, but that's what goes with having kids. When my kids were little, a diaper pail was a standard feature in our bathroom. Ya just gotta make do sometimes.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    I haven't installed a "skirted toilet" so I do not know what the problem is. Usually all seats have the same anchor bolt spacing.
  5. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    The Aquia bowl lifts off the adapter. You can use that seat if you lift the bowl off, install the seat, and then drop it back down on the adapter.
    The Aquai bowl pins with two screws that go through the side of the bowl.


    Normally for the Aquia, you would use the drop in anchors and thread the seat bolts in from the top.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013
  6. wjcandee

    wjcandee Wise One

    Apr 27, 2012
    New York, NY
    What is the issue? That you can't get to the nuts that hold the seat from underneath? Is that why Terry explains how to remove the bowl? Presumably he is saying that if you take off the bowl then you can reach up inside and hold the nuts while you screw in the my understanding correct?
  7. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    There are also blind expansion nuts you can buy at many well-equipped hardware stores and sometimes, you can find them at a big box store that give you a nut you can insert from the top without any access from below.
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