Toilet Tank Lid Repair Toilet Tank Lid Repair

What You'll Need
Putty knife
Towels
Strong adhesive

If your toilet tank lid cracks or breaks, yet you do not want to buy a new one; you will likely have to fix it yourself. Granted, it sounds nasty and tough to do but in reality, it is a very simple process that almost anyone can do. The best part of this is that it does not take a long time and is cheap to do. Here is how you can make the repairs.

Step 1: Make a Protective Mat

Make a mat out of towels or any old clothing that you no longer wear. Place it on a table or any flat surface, since this is where you will do the work and allow it to dry. Make sure that it is not near the edge, so that it does not fall.

Step 2: Place Broken Lid on Towel

Carefully lift the lid and carry it to the towel. Do not drop it or you will cause further damage to it. If it is broken into more than two pieces, you will have to make multiple trips to carry it. Make sure to bring all pieces, even the smaller ones. Lay them out on the towel and make sure that none of them are on the edge of the surface.

Step 3: Flip Over Lid

Turn every part upside down and try to figure out which piece goes where. This could take awhile, but you will want this organized before you can begin to glue it back together. If two parts appear as if they will fit together, go ahead and move towards the next two. Keep doing this until all the parts are matched and accounted for. Make sure that they are in the right order before you go to the next step.

Step 4: Begin to Glue

Using a strong adhesive, slowly begin to put it back together. You may need to hold them together for a few seconds until the adhesive sticks and settles. Then add the other pieces and keep working this until they all are back together. Try to keep them straight as you move along, or the lid may not fit or sit well on the toilet.

Step 5: Remove Excess Adhesive

Remember to remove excess adhesive as you go along, or it can dry to the towel. You can use a putty knife to go around the edges and remove the excess that oozes out of the cracks. Try to do this as soon as you notice it, that way it does not dry on the lid.

Step 6: Allow to Dry

When you are done putting it back together, put it in a safe place to dry. Try to allow at least 24 hours for the whole lid to dry, if you can. If not, try to use a hair dryer to help speed up the process.

Step 7: Finish

Once it has dried, you can place it back on the toilet. Make sure that you do not hit it against the wall or drop it by mistake. That can cause it to crack or break again.

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