Bariatric Toilet Seat Support - Installation Instructions

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Thank you for purchasing the Bariatric Toilet Seat Support (BTSS). This product was designed to provide an added measure of safety and support for obese people when they use restrooms with wall hung or floor mounted toilets. It is very important that the BTSS be properly installed. Please use the following installation steps to assure proper installation.

  1. Remove 4 leveling foot assembly’s (part A) 2 wall adjustment bolts (part B) and 6 knurled locking nuts (part C) from package
  2. Install 1 knurled lock nut on each of the leveling feet (4) and 1 knurled lock nut on each of the wall adjustment bolts (2), thread nuts all the way on each bolt. ***Note it is important that you properly install the knurled lock nut for correct nut direction. (See detail)
  3. Thread each leveling foot and wall adjustment bolt completely into their mating parts. (See installation diagram)
  4. Raise the toilet seat
  5. Place the BTSS on the top rim of the toilet bowl with the back support member resting against the toilet seat back bracket
  6. Lower the 4 leveling foot assembly’s until foot pad rest firmly on floor, making sure you do not raise the seat support member more that 1/16” above the toilet bowl rim. This step is very important to insure that the BTSS supports the toilet seat thus removing the weight from the toilet and transferring the weight thru the support to the floor. Caution: improper installation may cause damage to the toilet seat.
  7. Thread wall adjustment bolts out until they contact the wall behind toilet.
  8. Hand-tighten the knurled locking nuts on the wall adjustment bolts until they contact the frame of the BTSS.
  9. Hand-tighten the 4 leveling feet knurled lock nuts to the BTSS frame. (Do not use any tool to tighten knurled lock nuts)

**** Note: The black rubber tip (Part D) is assembled to wall adjustment bolt (Part C) when shipped.

TESTING INSTALLATION OF UNIT:

  1. Grab both sides of the BTSS and firmly push down on the unit and try to slide the unit front to back and side-to-side. The rubber pads on the feet should grab the floor making it hard to slide. If the unit slides easily the BTSS is most likely being supported by the toilet bowl and improperly installed. In this situation loosen the knurled locking nut and readjust the leveling feet so they are properly resting on the floor, than retighten the knurled lock nut and retest.
  2. When you are sure the BTSS is properly installed recheck all 6 lock nuts for tightness and lower the toilet seat. The BTSS is now ready for use.


CARE OF THE BARTATRIC TOILET SEAT SUPPORT


The name stainless can be somewhat misleading simply because it is not actually a stainless material, but stain resistant. Stainless steel is not totally inert and therefore not stainless or rust proof as the name would imply. It merely “stains less” than other metals. Its degree of vulnerability is dependent on the contamination in a particular environment.



Stainless steel that has a mirror finish is more resistant to adverse conditions than material with satin finish because corrosion-causing agents tend to accumulate in the fine lines of the satin finish and can erode the material’s protective layer of chrome oxide.


The first step to protecting your stainless steel product is to identify any contaminants that exist in the environment and to eliminate them. Then follow this simple maintenance program.



CLEANING OF STAINLESS STEEL


Generally speaking, minimum care is needed to maintain surfaces of stainless steels in their original condition. Where feasible, light routine cleaning is the most practical and satisfactory procedure. Accumulations of dirt, grease or film encountered in normal usage may be readily removed with no harm to the finish.


For routine cleaning, a mild detergent or soap and water, thoroughly rinsed and dried will usually give satisfactory results. Stubborn spots or stains that resist the soap and water treatment can usually be removed by using a mild household abrasive cleaner. When applying abrasive cleaners always rub in the direction of the polishing lines to preserve the original finish.


Some DO’S and DON’TS for ALL Stainless Cleaning Problems
  • Do use the mildest cleaning procedure that will do the job effectively.
  • Do following the polishing lines when using abrasive cleaners.
  • Do rinse thoroughly after every cleaning operation.
  • Do wipe dry to avoid watermarks.

  • Don’t use ordinary steel scrapers or knives in removing heavy dirt deposits. This may cause rust spots. Use wood, plastic or stainless steel tools. Don’t use steel wool or SOS pads or anything similar unless they are made of stainless steel.
  • Don’t allow chemical sterilizers, bleaching agents or any solution containing chlorides to remain in contact with stainless steel.
  • Don’t allow salt or other chemicals to come in contact with stainless steel for prolonged periods.
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