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The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. lefty

    lefty Distinguished Member

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    Your time is your time, but toilets are one of the easier things to fix. (He says as he prepares to get into his toilet for the third time in three days.)

    Maybe I need your plumber's number.

    lefty
     

  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I'm finished with the darn thing. I've tinkered to no avail. I'm going to email my building's management company to see if they can recommend a plumber.
     

  3. RedLantern

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    Are you attached to this particular toilet? A new toilet will probably cost you less than a plumber.
     

  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    But then I would need to hire a plumber to install it.
     

  5. lefty

    lefty Distinguished Member

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    ^^ Truth.

    Toilet install may be easier than chasing a leak. Pro tip - double wax ring.

    lefty
     

  6. brokencycle

    brokencycle Stylish Dinosaur Moderator

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    If you can replace a flapper, you can replace a toilet.
     

  7. Michigan Planner

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    Agreed on the ease of replacing a toilet.

    As long as it wasn't leaking underneath and rotting any of the floor or the joists, that's a surprisingly easy task to take care of.
     

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    A lot of tasks are easy, but then you have to ask yourself what is my time worth?
     

  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Booth, make sure to get a bidet seat.
     

  10. Kappelan

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    Any furniture ideas for the living room with a cathedral ceiling and light grey walls?
     

  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Why do something myself when I can pay somebody else to do it?
     

  12. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    And thus prostitution.
     

  13. lefty

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    Really stupid bragging rights with women. I don't know what it is about toilets but women get weak in the knees when you replace one. Bonus points if you have a tool belt and your own channellocks.

    lefty
     

  14. RedLantern

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    Man, if you do it yourself you save yourself like 4 phone calls, talking to at least 2 people, and having to possibly stay home from work to let the plumber in. Plus it will get done faster. For a misanthrope, you're awefully eager to chum it up with uncesssary people.
     

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    :rolleyes:
     

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