Friday, July 2, 2010

What a Day!

Those of you who have read my blog for a while know how intensely I HATE low-flow toilets. The one I have as given me trouble off and on ever since I've had it. Maybe something is wrong with it or how it was installed, but I've never hated anything as much in my life as I do that thing. I've finally had it with it and am shelling out for a power or pressure-assisted one. I'm doing research now online and reading reviews. I want the next one to be good and give me no problems just as others I've had in the past before this one from hell.

Yesterday I went to Lowe's, thinking I could handle this myself, and bought an augur. Nope. Called the plumber again who knows the way to my bathroom and just walks back there. We're on a first-name basis now. It took him about 3 minutes. So I spent money unnecessarily. I told him I was getting the new toilet and would probably never see him again. Let's hope so! The money I've spent on the plumber over the years could have paid for one of those power-assisted ones a couple of times, I'll bet.

Anyway, that's my life lately along with knitting, going out to eat with friends, and my usual slothful ways.


Wonder Man said...

sorry you had to experience that. My mom had a similar issue a month ago

Mr.Mischief said...

We have a low flow toilet in our rental home and didn't even know it until the handiman told us and showed us the inside of the tank- and ours will suck down a bowling ball if we had one...My parents have low flow toilets, and you can only go number one in the front one, and barely number two in the back bathroom...yecht..

Bob said...

I may have to do further esearch, as i was just discussing this issue with Carlos about ten minutes ago.
I was thinking the Dual Flush model might be a good, safe, flushable bet!

froggy said...

Who knew there were so many choices in toilets?! Good to know and good also that The Engineer likes to geek out over these kinds of things.

mrs. miss alaineus said...

the only thing that the low flow spat back so far was leftover cooked perogies that we forgot about in the back of the fridge. i read up on the pressure system and when we get our own place it sounds like a great idea!


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Nothing worse than a backed up toilet, hope you get your new one installed soon.

Sam said...

you need to go find you one of those really old ones that use about 5 gallons of water per flush. If that dont make it go down, may I recommend a very high fiber diet.
Thank you very much, I'm here all week!