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We won't know where to put our butts

Maybe a year ago, we got a letter from our utility company to check and see if one of our toilets was leaking, accompanied by a water bill twice the amount it usually was. Lo and behold, a toilet was indeed leaking. I had our handyman look at it and try to fix it twice, by replacing the flapper, by de-scaling the part where the flapper sat, and we never did figure out how to make water stop running from the tank into the bowl. So we shut the water to it off and stopped using it, thinking "someday" we'd get the toilet replaced.

A water main burst somewhere in the street today, and now suddenly the one functional toilet is running and running, and the floating thing no longer makes the water stop going unless you wrench it up with your hand.

When we first moved here, there was a big building boom going on, and you couldn't get a plumber to stop at your house even if you bribed them with food, booze and sex. I'm still freaked out about plumbers. But I called one tonight who's willing to measure the spots tomorrow and give us two new toilets next week. I'm just so freaked out. I don't deal well with repairmen! If I'm lucky, he'll do it on Monday when I'm not home and my SO is, I guess. He did say something about Monday.

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jordan_c_price
Mar. 13th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
I'm splurging on two toilets. I'm a big spender that way.

Thanks for the link to that review :D

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