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    • CommentAuthorRex
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2022
     
    What ho one and all,

    The attached image shows the toilet cover leaning against the cabinet, behind which, is the cistern. I have a self-adhesive rubber 'blob' that the cover rests against.

    Neither the backing panel or the seat cover have any vertical movement but for whatever reason, the 'blob' constantly rides upwards. I pull it off and reposition it, but two weeks later, like a proverbial Phoenix, it has risen again.

    The two other toilets in the house, the same construction, but the blobs do not move.

    And since it is against gravity, I do not understand.

    Grateful for any explanation.

    I will have to get my act into gear and glue it in place!
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    • CommentAuthorSimonD
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2022
     
    No takers on this?

    I'll have a go and suggest it could be walking up the wall - it gets slightly squashed when the seat hits it and on following expansion there is either elastic force or some other pressure that drives it upwards. I've had these things on the inside of cupboard doors doing something similar.
    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2022
     
    The clear silicone self adhesive "buttons" some only 5mm wide often found on kitchen cabinets are constantly migrating.

    You could look for an elongated version and then fix it vertically across the strike point. The greater self adhesive area may mitigate the movement somewhat.
    • CommentAuthorRex
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2022
     
    Thanks for the thoughts. The lid is rarely closed, but my guess is that when sitting or standing up, there is a micron of movement that obviously, is causing it to make a bid for freedom.

    I have repositioned it so often that ow, the self-adhesive is probably doing nothing. Time to clean adhesive off the panel and dig out a replacement. Or may be use a short length of tooth pick as a dowel to 'lock' it into position.
    • CommentAuthorJonti
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2022
     
    Stick it to the lid.
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    Most loos don't need one of these, why not just bin it?
    • CommentAuthorcjard
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2022
     
    Throw that one away and form a new, discreet one from a blob of clear (or white) silicone (or sticks like s**t)
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