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Toilet Fixed . . . Sort of

March 26th, 2011 at 04:58 pm

Well, after hubby picked up the car from the mechanic on Monday, he went by Home Depot and bought a new flapper to replace the old flapper in our toilet. It was only $3.14!! Wow. I expected it to be $20.00 or something. He said the flapper is the one part that is the most frequent to fall apart and cause the toilet to run. He put it in the toilet and for the first couple of hours, it was completely silent. Then, we started hearing it run a little bit. Well, we may have to replace something else in the toilet, but at least it has stopped the almost non-stop running. Looking forward to lower water bills!!

3 Responses to “Toilet Fixed . . . Sort of”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    A running toilet is the most annoying thing. If I hear ours flip on it makes me turn into the Incredible Hulk. We have a Kohler, maybe two years old, and it runs occasionally. It's the little arm thing. Sometimes, about once every 6 months or so, it decides it doesn't want to go all the way up. If we jiggle it for a few days, it eventually rights itself. Anyway, I don't think I will buy another Kohler!

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    Our toilet is likely 30 to 40 years old judging by the harvest gold color. The bathtub and wall tiles are also harvest gold. Thinking about it just conjures up all sorts of visual images, but I can console myself that at least it is not pink. I used to rent an apartment that had a pink bathroom that must have last been decorated in the 1960s or something. Ugh!

    I will at some point advocate for the replacement of the toilet by something newer and more water efficient. Right now, though, I just want to decrease the water bill. When I get paid on Friday, I am going to buy a new ceiling fan for the living room. Woo-hoo.

  3. Jerry Says:

    Reading about the "harvest gold color" leads me to recall our toilet when I was a kid... it was that same shade, and I never understood why it was popular! Smile I'm glad that the flapper is at least slowing things down, and I hope that you do have some insurance of lower water bills now...
    Jerry

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