Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Home Improvement (aka The Redneck Toilet)

My house us falling apart. Last night I replaced the door knob on the side door as it was no longer turning correctly, mkaing it necessary to hip-check the door open. In order to keep one set of keys, I went ahead and replaced the front door lock as well with the help of my able assistant Macy.

The sink stopper broke in the bathroom so I put a new one of those in as well. That was a bit of a pain. Next came the toilet. Yes, the toilet is broken too.

I bought a new kit from Fleet Farm (think Home Depot, for those readers not in the midwest). I got the toilet partially dismantled only to realize that the piece that was broken was the rod attached to the flush handle, meaning the part I needed was not in the kit I bought.

Since the rod was now broken in two, there was no going back. But since I was lazy there was also no going back to Fleet Farm. Let's get improvisational:



That's a keychain tied to a piece of thread that goes through the hole where the flush lever should be. The other end is tied to the chain on the flapper valve. I'm either MacGyver or the world's worst plumber. I went to college specifically so that I wouldn't have to do this sort of labor.

4 comments:

  1. Nice Job, "Joe The MacGyver!"

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  2. Well done, Jay. The thread and keychain is a nice touch. However, i think this looks like a job for Originals by Donna. Just think of the untapped market for handmade jewelry flush handles! Flush with love!

    -kjk

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  3. Nice plan! The child-slaves that work in the jewelry manufacturing concern will be pleased to have a new project. I'll PayPal you 10% of the profits as a consulting fee.

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  4. hahahaha

    sounds good!

    -kjk

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