Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tonight I got intimate with my toilet....and the internet helped fix it...


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So tonight my toilet was ill....constipated in a way....Would flush and the tank part kept draining it....but I got some mentoring from the internet and after some fiddling and faddling.....and appropriate bumbling...voila...it is now fixed...phew....(apparently I had a flush arm problem and a flapper problem...)

Footnote::: Captain Virgil deserves big shout out for providing phone support .....

9 comments:

Dr. Know said...

Shoot, you shoulda ask me for help.
Good you got it fixed, either way.

ZenYenta said...

Mr. Yenta's been battling a similar thing. We are not Mr. and/or Ms. Fixit, unfortunately. He took pictures of the inside of the tank and brought them to the hardware store. It seemed to net him so good advice, but I think our chain is still too long.

enigma4ever said...

Zen:::
nothing worse than a chain issue....

Dr.Know.....
oh thanks friend... but it's good for me to get out my tool purse and make me use a different part of my brain....and for once I did not have to use duct tape...

;-)

Lisa said...

I need Dr. Know to come to my office and fix our toilet. About once a month I have to take off the tank lid and fix the flapper arm thingy.

I'm glad you could take care of it yourself, E4E. It's a gratifying feeling to be self- sufficient like that.

enigma4ever said...

Lisa...
I know...( hey he lives down your way...)I have always loved having my tool bag ( the plumber calls it the "tool purse"....and figuring out how to use those things...( one of my favorite gifts was a Drill...)

and you are right...such a kick...( hell "fixing anything" is a kick....)

D.B. Echo said...

Toilets are cool. 75% of the problems are relatively easy fixes, and they leave you feeling smarter for having fixed them. 20% of the problems are hard fixes, but still doable with enough time and effort. Recognizing the other 5% is the important thing.

Word of advice: the nut holding on the flush handle is threaded backwards, for some insane reason. I only found this out after a good ten or fifteen minutes of trying to loosen it the normal way. This was mentioned around step seventeen on the repair kit I was using.

Annette said...

Good on you...lol Being single and self reliant is the only way to be...lol

enigma4ever said...

DB::
anything that can make me think..ponder..and looks like it makes sense really intrigues me.... oh thank you for the Threading wisdom....

Annette::
oh you are so right....

Fran said...

A Flushing Triumph!!!!!