Molded wood -vs- plastic toilet seat

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Doc

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Jul 25, 2008, 1:16:50 AM7/25/08
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I replaced a toilet seat. At Home Depot they had a large selection of
various materials - wood, plastic and molded wood. The old one was a
molded wood seat that came with the house.

There seemed to be more molded wood models than any other. The paint
had worn off the old one in spots and it actually cracked which is
what finally prompted me to replace it. I went with a plastic model
with a "quiet close" hinge and a quick release feature which seems
like a really good idea for convenient, thorough cleaning of the
toilet.

I went with plastic because it doesn't have paint to wear off and I'm
guessing won't break on the load bearing area like the old molded wood
one did and will hold up better over time.

What's the benefit of a molded wood seat? Some of them were pretty
expensive, so it doesn't seem to be just a "cheap" alternative.

Rod Speed

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Jul 25, 2008, 5:29:14 AM7/25/08
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Doc <docsa...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I replaced a toilet seat. At Home Depot they had a large selection
> of various materials - wood, plastic and molded wood. The old one
> was a molded wood seat that came with the house.

> There seemed to be more molded wood models than any other. The
> paint had worn off the old one in spots and it actually cracked which
> is what finally prompted me to replace it. I went with a plastic model
> with a "quiet close" hinge and a quick release feature which seems
> like a really good idea for convenient, thorough cleaning of the toilet.

> I went with plastic because it doesn't have paint to wear off and I'm guessing
> won't break on the load bearing area like the old molded wood one did

Depends on how much of a hippo you are.

> and will hold up better over time.

Depends on how much of a hippo you are.

> What's the benefit of a molded wood seat?

Some dont like plastic.

> Some of them were pretty expensive, so it doesn't seem to be just a "cheap" alternative.

Corse it isnt.


Rod Speed

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Jul 25, 2008, 5:45:32 AM7/25/08
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Doc FUCKING FISHWIFE! CROTCH VOMITER! PUSSY-POKER! ALLEY-CAT!
<docsa...@yahoo.com> wrote: DRIVE THAT KNIFE SMACK IN YOUR CUNT!
FLESH FLUTE! ASS PLUG! ASS-TO-MOUTH!

> I replaced a toilet seat. At Home Depot they had a large selection
> of various materials - wood, plastic and molded wood. The old one
> was a molded wood seat that came with the house.

> There seemed to be more molded wood models than any other. The
> paint had worn off the old one in spots and it actually cracked which
> is what finally prompted me to replace it. I went with a plastic model
> with a "quiet close" hinge and a quick release feature which seems
> like a really good idea for convenient, thorough cleaning of the toilet.

> I went with plastic because it doesn't have paint to wear off and I'm guessing
> won't break on the load bearing area like the old molded wood one did

Depends FUCKING GREASE STAIN! on how much FUCKING BITE! IDIOT! of a
hippo FUCKING GRASS-BACK! you are. DROOPERS! ASS-FUCK! HORNY! ANAL!

> and will hold up better over time.

Depends FUCKING ARSE-THRASHER! on how much FUCKING BLOOD SLUG! of a
hippo FUCKING GITFACE! you are. BIT OF CUNT! SKANK! FLATFISH!

> What's the benefit of a molded wood seat?

Some FUCKING CORPSE! dont like plastic. ANAL-RAPE! HERMAPHRODITE! PUSSY
WHIP! ARSE COOLER!

> Some of them were pretty expensive, so it doesn't seem to be just a "cheap" alternative.

Corse FUCKING LOVE DART! BARFAIRY! it isnt. BELLY-BUMPING! ANAL! CLIT
TICKLER!

Don Phillipson

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Jul 25, 2008, 11:53:29 AM7/25/08
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"Doc" <docsa...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> What's the benefit of a molded wood seat? Some of them were pretty
> expensive, so it doesn't seem to be just a "cheap" alternative.

Canadian stores sell wood seats, none apparently
moulded: they are of solid wood (spliced from about
4 sections), shaped by cutting tools. Today's stock is
much lighter in weight and more thinly varnished than
10 years ago. The "brass" fixtures are as flimsy as
10 years ago, allowing a service life of about 5 years.

Some users find wood seats more comfortable than plastic,
i.e. judge the extra comfort is worth $5 or $10 extra over 5 years.
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Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)


Seerialmom

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Jul 25, 2008, 12:55:41 PM7/25/08
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Not as cold as plastic?

The Real Bev

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Jul 25, 2008, 8:39:36 PM7/25/08
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Seerialmom wrote:

What actually is "molded wood"? Compressed sawdust like that heavy
stuff they use for cheap shelving or home siding?

> Not as cold as plastic?

Temperature is irrelevant where I live. What IS important is that real
wood (generally oak) can split and pinch your skin, which is an
unpleasant surprise in the middle of the night.

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Seerialmom

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Jul 25, 2008, 8:44:22 PM7/25/08
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That's true...and could you imagine the embarrassment of having to get
a splinter pulled at the doctors office (presuming you couldn't reach,
of course).

HeyBub

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Jul 25, 2008, 9:31:40 PM7/25/08
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The Real Bev wrote:
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> Temperature is irrelevant where I live. What IS important is that
> real wood (generally oak) can split and pinch your skin, which is an
> unpleasant surprise in the middle of the night.

Raise the seat when you have to go. Be sure to hold the seat up, else it
could fall on your junk.


The Real Bev

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Jul 26, 2008, 2:03:21 AM7/26/08
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HeyBub wrote:

Uh, my "junk" is located internally, safe from the ravages of vengeful
toilet seats. Unless you mean the junk I store on top of the toilet
tank, which, as long as gravity works, is still pretty safe unless I
knock it into the bowl, a not-unheard-of occurrence.

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clams_casino

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Jul 26, 2008, 6:17:18 AM7/26/08
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Doc wrote:

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>What's the benefit of a molded wood seat? Some of them were pretty
>expensive, so it doesn't seem to be just a "cheap" alternative.
>
>

"As a rule, wood toilet seats are slightly more expensive than plastic
toilet seats.

Generally speaking, wood seats are thicker, warmer to sit on, sturdier,
and more durable than plastic.

Plastic lids are less durable & likely to show scratches -- even from
soft sponges used when cleaning. They are also more likely to crack."

aemeijers

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Jul 26, 2008, 8:24:18 AM7/26/08
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Sounds like a sales pitch from a wood seat manufacturer. I never found
wood seats to be very durable, and they are definitely harder to keep
clean. Once the finish degrades, they tend to go downhill quickly. This
house came with plastic seats, and aside from the mounting bolts being a
little too small in diameter so the seats need to be tightened every few
months, I've been quite happy with them for three years now. Previous
places I've lived, I could count on replacing the wood seats every 3-5
years when the finish started flaking off.

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Vic Smith

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Jul 26, 2008, 12:42:32 PM7/26/08
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That's pretty much my experience. Every "wood" seat I've seen looks
"worn" in some fashion. The vinyl padded seats - our previous -
develop tears, and have seams to collect dirt before that.
I put on a solid white plastic seat about 6 years ago and it still
looks new. Never had to retighten it. Never noticed any difference
in heat either. It wasn't the cheapest seat they were selling at the
store, and cost only a few bucks less than a solid wood seat.
But it has solid hardware.
The only issue with it is the outer edge is flush with the bowl outer
edge, so you have to get a finger just right to lift it. It's all
mostly a matter of personal taste anyway.

--Vic

Nate Nagel

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Jul 26, 2008, 1:55:50 PM7/26/08
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One comment about toilet seats... even the fancy one that SWMBO picked
out for our bathroom, with chromed brass hinges, still had plain old
zinc plated steel screws to hold the hinges to the toilet seat. She, of
course, has watched me slowly build my '55 Stude's engine and
drivetrain, and knows that I insist on stainless whenever possible and
anti-seize is more popular in my garage than beer, so she insisted on
picking up stainless wood screws to put the seat together. Overkill,
maybe, but it is a nice touch to not have to see rust when you take your
morning constitutional.

nate

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Qas

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Jan 18, 2022, 9:01:21 PMJan 18
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they are not more durable than plastic. Plastic seats last longer as they dont discolour or stain

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micky

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Jan 19, 2022, 4:34:21 PMJan 19
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In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 19 Jan 2022 02:01:17 +0000, Qas
<9d663da04684d7b9...@example.com> wrote:

>they are not more durable than plastic. Plastic seats last longer as they dont discolour or stain

How do you feel about molded trees vs. plastic trees?

Ed Pawlowski

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Jan 19, 2022, 4:45:52 PMJan 19
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Same ideal Had the same plastic Christmas three for about 20 years now.
Does not shed any needles and you don't have to haul it home in the
cold.

Yep, toilet seats and trees are best plastic.

Wade Garrett

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Jan 19, 2022, 6:29:12 PMJan 19
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My favorite toilet seats are the ones with a built in damper so they
self-lower slowly by themselves. No more seat slamming if it slips out
of your hand.

I picked up a couple of round ones at the HD several years ago and
despite my concern that the damping action would fade over time with
use, they're still doing fine. Just cost a few bucks more than a
mid-grade seat...

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to work every day.

Ed Pawlowski

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Jan 19, 2022, 8:09:02 PMJan 19
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Had them in my last house. When we moved here with everything brand
new, it was one of the first things I did,change the toilet seats to the
slow close.

One of those things you don't miss if you ever had them but once you do,
never want to be without.

micky

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Jan 19, 2022, 10:47:12 PMJan 19
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In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 19 Jan 2022 18:29:02 -0500, Wade Garrett
<Wa...@cooler.net> wrote:

>On 1/19/22 4:45 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
>> On 1/19/2022 4:34 PM, micky wrote:
>>> In alt.home.repair, on Wed, 19 Jan 2022 02:01:17 +0000, Qas
>>> <9d663da04684d7b9...@example.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> they are not more durable than plastic. Plastic seats last longer as
>>>> they dont discolour or stain
>>>
>>> How do you feel about molded trees vs. plastic trees?
>>
>> Same ideal  Had the same plastic Christmas three for about 20 years now.
>>  Does not shed any needles and you don't have to haul it home in the cold.
>>
>> Yep, toilet seats and trees are best plastic.
>
>My favorite toilet seats are the ones with a built in damper so

Wait a second. I saw one with a damper but I thought it was like my
fireplace damper and it would stop everything.

>self-lower slowly by themselves. No more seat slamming if it slips out
>of your hand.

Then I talked to a friend who said since got one he kept getting
constipate. So I was right; dont' get one.
>
>I picked up a couple of round ones at the HD several years ago and
>despite my concern that the damping action would fade over time with
>use, they're still doing fine. Just cost a few bucks more than a
>mid-grade seat...

You must be drinking prune juice.
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