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Old 12-04-2022, 21:07   #1
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Extended Jabsco Toilet Seat?

I'm a big guy. 6'5". I replaced our old Jabsco toilet with a new Jabsco toilet. It's a full size model with a slightly larger seat. However, it's still not large enough for me to comfortably use. I tried buying a regular commercial extended seat but discovered that the holes for the seat bolts were not the same width. So, I can't use a regular toilet seat.

I checked the Jabsco website but could not find any other options. Does anyone know a supplier that makes larger seats? Or am I just going to have to build my own?
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Re: Extended Jabsco Toilet Seat?

It would make too much sense to make a marine head that isn't just a half step better than using a bucket. I'd certainly replace mine if a more usable head were to be made.
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I'm a big guy. 6'5". I replaced our old Jabsco toilet with a new Jabsco toilet. It's a full size model with a slightly larger seat. However, it's still not large enough for me to comfortably use. I tried buying a regular commercial extended seat but discovered that the holes for the seat bolts were not the same width. So, I can't use a regular toilet seat.

I checked the Jabsco website but could not find any other options. Does anyone know a supplier that makes larger seats? Or am I just going to have to build my own?
How about an adapter plate (the plate bolts to the existing holes, and the new seat bolts to the plate). Make it out of 1/4" aluminum or fiberglass. Then you can use any seat, easy as can be. You could even sit the larger seat back a fraction, to avoid too much overhang in the front. Yes, this will mean the back is 1/4-inch higher than the front, but this is not really noticeable (been there, done that).

You will need to install the side-to-side stops under the new seat, to control side load when heeling.
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Re: Extended Jabsco Toilet Seat?

It seems that in order to get a "household" seat, one must go to one of the electric heads like a Tecma.
In a manual head it looks like the Groco K has a more normal seat size.
An adaptor might be considered, a disc of HDPE about 1/2>3/4 with a Neoprene gasket each side comes to mind.
Not to worry about a thick adaptor, at 6'5" I'll bet you could use a taller seat than the typical head has.
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It seems that in order to get a "household" seat, one must go to one of the electric heads like a Tecma.
In a manual head it looks like the Groco K has a more normal seat size.
An adaptor might be considered, a disc of HDPE about 1/2>3/4 with a Neoprene gasket each side comes to mind.
Not to worry about a thick adaptor, at 6'5" I'll bet you could use a taller seat than the typical head has.

I would not go as thick as 3/4-inch. The seat will feel sloped. Bidet attachments are about 3/8- to 1/2-inch, as a comparison point.
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