Our toilet has been acting up for years… it doesn’t want to flush, it takes a ton of water, and it’s aggravating all around. Clogs on literally NOTHING, takes three or four tries to flush, overflows, runs continuously until you jiggle the handle… the works. No amount of additives or plunging has helped.
My husband used The Power of the Interwebz to test it and decide that the problem was in the toilet itself, not the pipes under it.
I bought him a toilet for Christmas.
I totally did.
I didn’t wrap it though because it was HEAVY, and he was less than thrilled. (I got him other presents too, yo. I’m not that mean. But I did find presenting him with a toilet overly amusing and giggled for weeks in anticipation.)
And then that toilet sat in our kitchen for MONTHS.
You see, the previous owner of the house had a tendency to ‘Fix’ things himself, which means NOT ONE SINGLE PROJECT hasn’t had an element of disaster to it.
It would be our first time changing a toilet, and with that threat hanging over our heads… we wanted help from someone who knew how it should go when it was going correctly.
So! My in-laws came over last week, and my father-in-law got in there, cussed up a storm, and made magic.
IT IS INSTALLED.
And it FLUSHES.
It uses less water, and I had ordered one with an oval seat but that isn’t what I was given. (Too late now.)
I ordered a tall one thinking ‘that will be easier on my back’, and it IS… but it also makes my legs go to sleep. I’m thinking of putting bricks to rest our feet on.
THANK YOU TO MY FATHER-IN-LAW YOU ARE AMAZING.
And thank you to my mother-in-law who kept me company while my husband helped out.
We have a toilet, and it’s wonderful.
When was the last time you had to replace a toilet? Did you do it or did you hire someone to do it? Or like I did beg a relative to do it? Inquiring minds want to know! *smile*