The day before , wife told me that the crapper broke in her bathroom - Oh Joy I thought ! That was Monday evening - Told her that I would fit it on Wed. as I had the meeting on Tuesday . Nothing like getting up in the morning and Knowing I had to do pluming work - which ranks right up there with working with drywall !
The flush valve had broke - So head to town - get the parts I need and come back home , On ours - I had to take the tank off of the sitter part - drain out and dry any water out of the tank , there are 3 bolts that hold the tank on the sitter . finally got them out and noticed that the rubber washers needed to be replaced when I put it back together , looked at the new valve kit - NO washers in it ! WHY ?? So another trip to town - thought I would also change the big rubber gasket between the tanks and sitter part - came home - by now lunch time . Started back to work on it and when I was doing a pre-assembly - I noticed that the new valve would not work with the new rubber gasket I had just got - SO - back to town , one guy that was helping me looked at me and said Ken - I have NO idea how to make all this new stuff work with what you have , Called in another guy that works there - Same thing - So I drew them a picture of what I had and what the problem was , Ralf looked at it and thought for a few seconds - walked to the pluming area and came back and said this is what you need ! Took the package apart and we put it together right there to make sure -
Back home ! By golly it worked ! Wife walked in and asked - will you have that done by 4 ? ( it was 2:30 } she was be 'n ' a smart azz - lol I said I have NO idea the way things had gone .
Job was all done - I was putting the tools back in the pickup and took them back over to the shop , Back home - neighbor calls - told him about my day of fun and then here comes the Mrs. back out here , Said she was drying her hair and it sounded like a shotgun went off near the crapper ! So I went in there - took the lid off the tank and the float part - fill valve had broke and drove the top of it into the tank lid = shotgun sound from the water pressure ! I will be honest here - I cussed al the way BACK to town to get new fill valve - had to stop by the shop - pick the tools back up and then home - by now it was 4:45 !
Took the fil valve out - put in new and reset the new one for the depth of water in the tank - Got that set - 5 p.m. !
Took shower - and then had a ice cold Miller Lite !
All day to fix a dang crapper ! Fun , Fun !