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awesome injuries [Jan. 2nd, 2007|02:37 pm]
Okrzyki, przyjaciel!
Some time ago I wrote about fixing the downstairs toilet. The downstairs toilet is apparently cursed because after replacing the anchor bolts that hold it to the floor and putting in a new seal, it still leaked.

So my man Coolzey came over and I deferred to his skills in the building trade to replace the seal, yet again.

Then when I got back from Xmas, the first time I sat down on it, the base of the toilet cracked. Yeah, yeah, laugh while you can, bitches. It was not my substantial weight that broke it -- either I've had it up off the floor too many times and it was weakened, or Coolzey cinched down the anchor bolts too tight.

So yesterday I bought a new toilet, and carefully installed it according to the instructions. This went smoothly, probably because I've been more toilet wrestling than most people. I have made every possible mistake along the way. Hot tip: it's way easier to mount the pedestal and wax seal assembly before you bolt on the tank. And it's easier to mount the tank on a well anchored pedestal.

Anyway the topic of this post came from this realization I had this afternoon: I've been rubbing a tender spot on my forehead all day, and I just realized where it came from. In the process of installing the new toilet seat the seat fell down and bonked me on the forehead.

So I think my next step vis a vis the downstairs toilet is a full-on exorcism because that fucker is out to kill me.

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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2007-01-03 01:59 pm (UTC)
When our kids were little I had to remove from our basement toilent:

1. An entire apple, with one bite out of it.
2. A small yellow car, being driven by Ronald McDonald. I had the toilet off the floor and could hear it rattling around but not reach it. Then, finally I was looking up the water channel and Ronald drove out.

I think maybe your toilet was cloged with a sanitary napkin, as a tampon, even in the bad old days was too small to clog a toilet. They're made to be flushed.
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From: elkay
2007-01-03 03:04 pm (UTC)
Some of the old skool toilets in England aren't tampon-enabled. Or so I'm told, I haven't had an 'incident', luckily.

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[User Picture]From: chaircrusher
2007-01-03 03:09 pm (UTC)
Some of the toilets in England have outlive Queen Victoria.
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