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Drip, drip, drip ... Still not plumbers

Posted in: Bathroom
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It always starts so innocently.

Me: Sweetie, the home inspector said we'd only need to replace the wax seal on the toilet... can we do that this weekend?

Marc: Sure.. but I'm still not a plumber.

Me: Not to worry, we have Home Depot's "1-2-3s of home repair". It should be a snap. {queue ominous music}

{insert nearly painless toilet removal followed by application of a fresh wax seal (icky sticky things) and nearly painless toilet reinstallation}

Me: Hah! We win!

DRIP... DRIP... DRIP (heard last night while I was in bed)

So this morning I got up and checked out the toilet. One of the bolts that hold the tank to the toilet was dripping. A slow occational drip. Figuring it must have been knocked when we did the reinstall I tried to finger tighten it. This cause 1/2 of the water in the tank to pour out the bolt and onto the floor.

Quickly I shut off the water to the toilet and flushed it. Then I told Marc about it.

The bolt were so rusty he had to use the dremel to get them off. So now we have new bolts on our toilet tank and (hopefully) no more drips.


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