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Questions and Answers for BEMIS Round Enameled Wood Closed Front Toilet Seat in White Removes for Easy Cleaning

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Model #500EC 000

Store SKU #112488

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Q:Does this toilet seat stay secure? I want to replace a toilet seat that constantly moves and loosens.
by|Jan 12, 2019
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A:  The reason your toilet seat loosens is because you're putting all of your weight on one side of the seat when you wipe. If you raise yourself straight up a few inches to wipe, the seat (and the bolts that hold the toilet to the floor) will not loosen.

by|Jun 25, 2021
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A:  Yes it stays very secure. The hardest part was actually removing the old seat. This new one only requires installing the two mounting posts and then snapping the seat in place. Easy to unsnap for cleaning unlike other seats. Also I now plan to order another for our second bathroom as this one has worked so well.

by|May 19, 2020
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A:  Kaz, Thank you for contacting Bemis Manufacturing. This seat will secure to your toilet bowl. You do need to make sure that you have the hinge caps twisted to the right to the lock position for the seat to be fully secured to your bowl. We do manufacture a seat that is very similar to this model except that the hinge does not have the Easy Clean and Change feature, this is model 500TTT 000. The 500TTT 000 seat is available for purchase with Home Depot. For further assistance, please call our Consumer Care Center at 1.888.722.6488. Representatives are available from 8am to 5pm, CST, Monday through Friday, and will be more than happy to assist you. Kindest Regards, Bemis Customer Service

by|Jan 16, 2021
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    A:  The seats have not loosened once since first installed over a year ago.

    by|May 19, 2020
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      A:  yes..mine does stay secured..no issue with it

      by|May 25, 2021
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        A:  Yes it stays secure. Installed it about a year ago and have had no issues.

        by|May 25, 2021
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          A:  I bought 3 of these 2 years ago and have only had to tighten one of them once

          by|May 25, 2021
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            A:  No. With the "lift off" feature, it pops off the attachment bolts all the time. I've had it for a month and am planning to replace it.

            by|May 25, 2021
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              A:  Kaz, Thank you for contacting Bemis Manufacturing. This seat will secure to your toilet bowl. You do need to make sure that you have the hinge caps twisted to the right to the lock position for the seat to be fully secured to your bowl. We do manufacture a seat that is very similar to this model except that the hinge does not have the Easy Clean and Change feature, this is model 500TTT 000. The 500TTT 000 seat is available for purchase with Home Depot. For further assistance, please call our Consumer Care Center at 1.888.722.6488. Representatives are available from 8am to 5pm, CST, Monday through Friday, and will be more than happy to assist you. Kindest Regards, Bemis Customer Service

              by|Feb 3, 2020
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                caret
                Q:Will both the lid and seat stay open at 90 degrees?
                by|Jan 6, 2019
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                A:  Yes

                by|Jan 8, 2019

                A:  Yes.

                by|May 31, 2019
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                  A:  Yes, no problem without a lid cover. If you have a thick fabric toilet lid cover, sometimes the seat may drop down if not pressed back enough toward the tank.

                  by|Jan 8, 2019

                    A:  Yes

                    by|Jan 8, 2019

                      A:  JimK, Thank you for contacting Bemis Manufacturing. Yes your seat and lid will stay up at a 90 degrees when you lift them up. This seat does not have the Whisper Close Hinge, so when you go to close the seat or the lid you will want to place the seat or lid down or there is a possibility of slamming.For further assistance, please call our Consumer Care Center at 1.888.722.6488. Representatives are available from 8am to 5pm, CST, Monday through Friday, and will be more than happy to assist you. Kindest Regards, Bemis Customer Service

                      by|Jun 7, 2019
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                        A:  Yes- the seat and the lid stay up until you put them down.

                        by|Jan 8, 2019

                          A:  Yes both will stay open at 90 degrees.

                          by|Jan 7, 2019

                            A:  Yes it does.

                            by|Jun 4, 2020
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                              caret
                              Q:How do I know which of the Bemis elongated seats will fit my toilet bowl? They all look similar but come with different prices and numbers.
                              by|Nov 16, 2018
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                              A:  Jimmy, Thank you for contacting Bemis Manufacturing. We manufacture many different seats with different features. Because each model is different this requires a different model number. Most elongated seats are about the same length and that length is approximately 18 1/2 inch from the center of the bolt to the outer edge of the seat. If you would like you would be able to visit our web site www.toiletseats.com to view our seats and the specification sheets for the seat. The specification sheets will show you exactly what the seat measures so that you are able to compare to your bowl.For further assistance, please call our Consumer Care Center at 1.888.722.6488. Representatives are available from 8am to 5pm, CST, Monday through Friday, and will be more than happy to assist you. Kindest Regards, Bemis Customer Service

                              by|Oct 12, 2019
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                                A:  The elongated sizing will be universal and should fit most 2-peice toilets and newer 1-piece toilets. The price differences come in variations; color, wood or plastic, thickness of material, slow-close or non-slow-close, quick release or standard mount, etc...

                                by|Nov 19, 2018

                                  A:  either measure you current seat from the mounting bolt holes to the front edge of the seat, or measure from the mounting holes to the front edge of the porcelain bowl. Compare that measurement to the sizes listed and the closest one should be your choice.

                                  by|Nov 16, 2018

                                    A:  If your toilet has an elongated bowl and not a round one any one will fit. Get a thick one like above about 14 dollars.

                                    by|Nov 19, 2018

                                      A:  My model fits the sides evenly but is about 3/4 of an inch longer than my toilet. It does not bother me. What bothered me more was that the lift off feature. It took several times to get the lock to work. Every time the toilet was used, the seat came up.

                                      by|Nov 18, 2018
                                        caret
                                        Q:What are the Dimensions of this toilet seat?
                                        by|Nov 8, 2018
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                                        A:  14 1/4 x 17 1/2

                                        by|Nov 10, 2018

                                          A:  The dimensions for this product are 18 7/8 inches L x 14.1/8 inches W.

                                          by|Nov 9, 2018

                                            A:  Bobby, Thank you for contacting Bemis Manufacturing. This model seat has an approximate length of 18 7/8 inches and an approximate width of 14.1/8 inches. For further assistance, please call our Consumer Care Center at 1.888.722.6488. Representatives are available from 8am to 5pm, CST, Monday through Friday, and will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you for your interest in our products. Kindest Regards, Bemis Customer Service

                                            by|Nov 8, 2018

                                              A:  17.5" long X 14'

                                              by|Nov 10, 2018

                                                A:  This seat will fit any standard elongated toilet.

                                                by|Nov 8, 2018
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                                                  Q:Are the screws made of Stainless. I am referring to the ones that attach the hinge to the seat and also the cover. On my old Bemis they corroded and black rust particles started falling on the seat -Yukkie looking!!!
                                                  by|Oct 18, 2018
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                                                  A:  All parts are plastic including screws,

                                                  by|Oct 19, 2018

                                                    A:  They are plastic; so no corrosion issues. however tgere are a few small ones that keep the lid together that are not plastic.

                                                    by|Oct 19, 2018

                                                      A:  They appear to be but not sure. I've had this for about a year and no rust.

                                                      by|Oct 21, 2018

                                                      A:  No the screws are made of a plastic/polypropylene kind of material.

                                                      by|Oct 20, 2018

                                                        A:  ralft, Thank you fro contacting Bemis Manufacturing. The screws that are used to attach the hinges to the seat and lid have a zinc plating to them. The zinc plating can wear down with time, and if the coating has worn down this could allow the screws to rust. Please remember that Bemis Manufacturing offers a one-year manufacturing defect warranty that is handled through the location of purchase. For further assistance, please call our Consumer Care Center at 1.888.722.6488. Representatives are available from 8am to 5pm, CST, Monday through Friday, and will be more than happy to assist you. Kindest Regards, Bemis Customer Service

                                                        by|Dec 24, 2019
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                                                          A:  plastic

                                                          by|Oct 19, 2018
                                                            caret
                                                            Q:How does the cotton white color differ from the white color?
                                                            by|Aug 27, 2018
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                                                            A:  Yrudy- Thank you for contacting Bemis Manufacturing. It is difficult to tell the difference between the cotton white (390) and standard white (000), and many times you are not able to tell the difference between the two colors unless they are next to each other. The Cotton white is only a shade different from the standard white, and could be considered a slightly brighter white. For further assistance, please call our Consumer Care Center at 1.888.722.6488. Representatives are available from 8am to 5pm, CST, Monday through Friday, and will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you for your interest in our products. Kindest Regards, Bemis Customer Service

                                                            by|May 6, 2023

                                                              A:  Yrudy- Thank you for contacting Bemis Manufacturing. It is difficult to tell the difference between the cotton white (390) and standard white (000), and many times you are not able to tell the difference between the two colors unless they are next to each other. The Cotton white is only a shade different from the standard white, and could be considered a slightly brighter white. For further assistance, please call our Consumer Care Center at 1.888.722.6488. Representatives are available from 8am to 5pm, CST, Monday through Friday, and will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you for your interest in our products. Kindest Regards, Bemis Customer Service

                                                              by|May 6, 2023

                                                                A:  I have a standard/basic white toilet so the white color went perfect. I didn’t order the cotton white because I was thinking maybe it would be toilet tissue white which is whiter than my toilet.

                                                                by|Jul 16, 2019

                                                                  A:  I do not know, I got the white and it looks great and matches my Toto unit.

                                                                  by|Oct 29, 2019
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                                                                    Q:Does it come with top mount hardware? I don’t have access to the bottom of the toilet seat screw holes.
                                                                    by|Aug 7, 2018
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                                                                    A:  Not sure what you are asking. Comes with hardware - 2 bolts that mount from the top and 2 wing nuts. Insert bolts from the top. Attach and tighten wing nuts from the bottom. See picture of installation guide: https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/8d/8d22f1b6-ba83-45b9-a397-bd03183581b8.pdf.

                                                                    by|May 5, 2023

                                                                      A:  Chatree Thank you for contacting Bemis Manufacturing. If you are not have access to the bottom the bottom of the toilet seat because you have a one piece toilet you would need a conversion kit to install this seat to your bowl. We do manufacture a model 1500TTT, this model seat has a Top -Tite system. For further assistance, please call our Consumer Care Center at 1.888.722.6488. Representatives are available from 8am to 5pm, CST, Monday through Friday, and will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you for your interest in our products. Kindest Regards, Bemis Customer Service

                                                                      by|May 5, 2023
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                                                                        A:  Chatree Thank you for contacting Bemis Manufacturing. If you are not have access to the bottom the bottom of the toilet seat because you have a one piece toilet you would need a conversion kit to install this seat to your bowl. We do manufacture a model 1500TTT, this model seat has a Top -Tite system. For further assistance, please call our Consumer Care Center at 1.888.722.6488. Representatives are available from 8am to 5pm, CST, Monday through Friday, and will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you for your interest in our products. Kindest Regards, Bemis Customer Service

                                                                        by|May 5, 2023

                                                                          A:  You have to be able to access the bottom to put the bottom nuts on, it can then be secured from the top using a screwdriver.

                                                                          by|May 5, 2023

                                                                            A:  It bolts on from the top down. You will need access to the underside for the bolts. Then the toilet seat attaches to the top of the bolts. Hope this helps.

                                                                            by|May 5, 2023
                                                                              caret
                                                                              Q:Nine colors...it doesn't come in black!!?
                                                                              by|Jul 30, 2018
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                                                                              A:  It stains easily, so it WILL eventually get darker, although it's not evenly distributed.

                                                                              by|Mar 21, 2020

                                                                                A:  It is a good product, but I don't know what.all colors they come in. I only know they sent me a color I did not order.

                                                                                by|May 5, 2023

                                                                                  A:  Hello - Thank You for contacting Bemis Manufacturing. You are correct this model seat is not available in the color black, but we do manufacture other model seats that would be available in the color Black. For further assistance, please call our Consumer Care Center at 1.888.722.6488. Representatives are available from 8am to 5pm, CST, Monday through Friday, and will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you for your interest in our products. Kindest Regards, Bemis Customer Service

                                                                                  by|May 5, 2023

                                                                                    A:  LOL, who has a black toilet anymore

                                                                                    by|May 5, 2023

                                                                                      A:  No, this type of toilet seat does not come in black. However, there is another type of Bemis toilet seat in black on the Home Depot website: Slow Close STA-TITE Elongated Closed Front Toilet Seat in Black; price $47.88.

                                                                                      by|May 5, 2023
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                                                                                        Q:I'm trying to match a seat to a sedona beige Toto model. Wondering whether I should order biscuit or bone and if all seat brand colors are universal (between different manufacturers).
                                                                                        by|Jun 10, 2018
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                                                                                        A:  SAK - Thank you for contacting Bemis manufacturing. Please visit Classic-Colors.com. (http://www.classic-colors.com/) where you can order color chips. At the site you can begin sorting the colors by the maker of your toilet bowl. This is a good way to begin the color selection. Once a color is chosen, the site will automatically suggest other colors that are very similar. I suggest ordering several chips. The cost is the same for one chip as it is for five – five dollars. With your chips you will receive a $5 coupon to put toward the purchase of your toilet seat, so the chips are essentially free. The colors you see on the screen are not a true depiction of the actual color. We recommend never choosing a color by comparing it to your computer as the pixels distort the color appearance. To begin the order process at Classic-Colors.com, type your color number or name of the color in the upper right hand search box and click “Go”. The color square will show up in the middle of your screen. Double click on this. It will bring you to the ordering page. Select the correct size seat or color chip. With your chip samples you will receive a $5 coupon to put toward the purchase of your toilet seat. I hope this has helped get you started! Please call 800-558-7651 if further assistance is needed. Thank you! Kind Regards, Bemis Customer Service

                                                                                        by|May 5, 2023

                                                                                          A:  Bisquit is more white than bone. I'd go for the bone.

                                                                                          by|Jun 2, 2020
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                                                                                            Q:What is the size.? I purchased one at Lowe's that said it fit round toilets. It was 16 "and it was too long
                                                                                            by|Jun 3, 2018
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                                                                                            A:  This toilet seat fits 16.6 inches round bowl toilets.

                                                                                            by|May 5, 2023

                                                                                              A:  I purchased this 16” Beni’s seat, and it fit my 16” bowl precisely.

                                                                                              by|May 5, 2023

                                                                                                A:  Dotty, Thank you for contacting Bemis Manufacturing. The seat is approx. 16 7/8" in length and approx. 14 3/8" wide. For further assistance, please call our Consumer Care Center at 1.888.722.6488. Representatives are available from 8am to 5pm, CST, Monday through Friday, and will be more than happy to assist you and please reference CASE# 129166. Kindest Regards, Bemis Customer Service

                                                                                                by|May 5, 2023

                                                                                                  A:  The dimensions for all of the Bemis toilet seats are listed on the Bemis website. Here is a link to Model No. 500EC. https://www.bemisseats.com/spec-sheets/118-500ec/file

                                                                                                  by|May 5, 2023
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