Last night, or rather early this morning, we did battle with our upstairs toilet. That’s right, folks, the toilet clogged, leaked and caused water damage for the fourth time since I have been in the house (since June). Given that this is our only full bath in the house, waiting to take care of the issue is just not an option anymore.
I’ve called countless plumbers to take a look and my neighbor has kindly offered his opinion. The cheapest fix is to replace the toilet and put a new attachment kit in. The more expensive route is to replace the pipe completely and replace the toilet.
Oh, the homeowner headaches!
In no mood to deal after a few short hours of sleep, Jamey was finally able to get the clog loose after copious plunging. Water was everywhere: the tub, the bathroom floor, and yes the kitchen ceiling.
So far I am not experiencing many JOYS of homeownership, just the splitting headaches!
I had to take the day off work to take care of all this. I wasn’t heart broken. Even though I am pissed about this happening and spending more money, at least in the down time I caught up on some sleep and have the rest of the day to grade. I guess everything has it’s trade offs.
The plumber says there is a part of my toilet not working and it’s the stream of water responsible for giving the waste in the toilet a final push down the mine line. I spend most of the morning while he was here researching the best toilets. So far, this is what I’ve come up with:
This thing has been tested and it can flush up to 18 golf balls at one time! Talk about some flush power! I’ll be placing my order Thursday. Hopefully mu neighbor can install it for me on Sunday.