Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Leaky toilet

Question...How long does it take to fix a leaky toilet. Answer...I dont know its still leaking.

About three weeks ago I started working on the tank on my toilet in the master bath. I could see the shank washer between the flapper and tank had worn a lot so I just figured I'd remove the tank and replace it. I bought the part and took the tank off the stool. Thats when I realized the tank bolts had rubber washers that were wearing too as well as a washer on the line that leads to the tank. So the next day back to HD and pick up those parts. When I wenrt to work on it that evening I discovered the nut on the bottom of the tank had not been hand tightened but wrench tightened. If youve done this then you realize most people dont have a wrench that large lying around, and of course I am some people. SO IT SAT. Yup disassembled. I was going to finish up the next weekend, but that was the weekend of my sisters FIL's funeral. Finally, last weekend, I bought all new internals and washers, and a wrench, and got to work. I got everything replaced and fixed, put it back together, cleaned the bathroom up and voila, it worked, that is until I noticed the small pool of water forming towards the back corner. i am hoping i just need to tighten the flapper nut a little more.

Thats my weekend HOWS YOURS>>>


Sheri said...

Fun fun! Our toilet has a slow leak. It's just the flapper, we know that, but we can't seem to get a good seal with any of the replacements we've bought so far. I think we are going to have to replace the entire mechanism.

But hey, get this, the hot water line at our neighbors house burst! They woke up to their entire house being in standing water....so things could be worse.

Anonymous said...

I am struggling not to say it, Don't say it Sue. OK I lost, How long does it take to fix a leaky toilet? About as long as it takes to pick up a Piano. LOL
Sorry I could not resist.

Kristina said...

it isn't leakng nemore.

Gina McLemore said...

Kenny, you better call your mom if it starts leaking again... She fixes everything. The only thing that Robert lets me fix is dinner!