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The Home Ownership Thread

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

  1. Kappelan

    Kappelan Distinguished Member

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    We did give a spare key from our backyard door to our contractor, another key hidden in our backyard and if necessary we can leave our backyard door open... So many ways to let our plumber in... )))
     

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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I have absolutely no desire to change a toilet for any reason. I may be a misanthrope, but I am an incredibly lazy one.
     

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    as someone who's not particularly handy but still likes to try (with very mixed results), i wouldn't want to mess with toilets because the bad potential outcomes seem pretty damn bad
     

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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    How does one even get rid of a toilet? Can I just put it outside for trash collection?
     

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    Kappelan Distinguished Member

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    Put it at the curb, someone might get it I think.
     

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    brokencycle Stylish Dinosaur Moderator

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    You're in NYC. Put it outside and no one will even notice.
     

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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Well my condo board certainly would and cause a stink (pun intended) over it.
     

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    Do you have a garbage disposal in the sink? You could bust it up and feed the pieces in. If not, your super can deal with it - $20.

    lefty
     

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    No garbage disposal. I don't have a "super" either. I just have a porter who does the garbage a few times a week. It is a small building. I also have some old paint cans almost full that I am trying to get rid of. People have told me to sneak them into a big construction garbage bin in the wee hours which isn't a bad idea.
     

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    Ataturk Stylish Dinosaur

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    Toilets are pretty easy but it seems like every other one I've pulled has had the flange screwed up in some way.

    The best one was where we thought the toilet had been leaking because the floor was sunk in an inch or two around it. Pulled it and found that whoever installed the toilet had just cut all the way through the floor joist because it was in the way.
     

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    brokencycle Stylish Dinosaur Moderator

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    I had a plumber install a toilet and didn't tighten the tank nuts down. It caused a bad leak, but at least no permanent damage.
     

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    Jasper Morrison is biting his nails over that one.
     

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    Ex-economist here, can confirm. In fact, the beer usually helps with most analysis
     

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    Porter/super same thing.

    Do you wear suspenders and looser trousers? You could always pulverize the toilet into dust then do the Great Escape thing on your way to work.



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