The $27,000 Toilet Seat - Funny DIY Story

 


Article by: Paul Forte

This story was told to me by a plumber I know and it brings home , How to do repairs yourself and save time and money the reason why there are times to call , Pellet Stoves - A Clean Heating Alternative to Lower your Energy Bill a professional.

I received a call , The Cost of Replacement Storm Windows from a homeowner asking for someone to come estimate some repairs. , Selling Solar to Your Utility - Interconnection Agreements When I asked the sort of repairs, , How to Maintain Your Home Gym Routine he said it would be too many to enumerate, but much easier if I just came out to the house , Discover the perfect home interior gift at Wall Art Concepts and looked. I went. It began like this...

Old Joe wanted to change , Building or Renovating? 10 Things You Must Know his toilet seat, but couldn't get the old one off. So he tried wrenches until he rounded off the nuts (he was turning them the wrong way because they were upside down) and then decided to get his trusty cold , How to do home repairs yourself and save time and money chisel and hammer out. Well, he tapped a bit on it with no success, so he drew back the hammer to smite a mighty blow against the stubborn bolt. In so doing he broke the toilet tank and flooded the area with cold water. , Framing Basement Walls This cold water , Advantages of Kitchen Granite Countertops gave him a shock and he drew back in a hurry dropping the hammer into the bathtub causing a big chunk of the porcelain to pop off the tub floor. , The Secret to Your Home's Interior Design

Regrouping his thoughts, he ran down to the basement , Home Kitchen Appliance two floors , Types Of Carpets below to shut off the water , Hydrogen Cell Generator For The Home to the house, , Freshen Up Your Bedroom the house , Home Air Purifier: What You Need The Most had no other valves installed when it was built in the 1890's. Meanwhile water , Whole House Air Purifier: Is a Central System Better than Room Air Purifiers? was flooding through the floors , Hardwood ing is one of the Most Important Design Elements in your Home Decor and had saturated the plaster of the ceiling below to the point it collapsed into the living room. , Sharp Solar – Solar Energy Manufacturer Old Joe then removed what was left of the toilet tank, and tried to remove the bowl from the floor , Home Air Purifier: What You Need The Most flange. It wouldn't budge either, so out comes the trusty chisel and hammer again, and "WHACK" no more toilet bowl. In the process however, he managed to tear the closet flange from the floor , Crown Molding Adds a Classy Touch...Cheap! as well,and since it was attached to a lead closet bend, it torn and now needed replaced too. He determined that it would be necessary to cut out the tee in the stack where the closet bent was attached. Since he had no idea how to repair , Using Wood Molding In Your Home old lead piping, he thought using that nifty PVC from Home , Types Of Carpets Depot would do the trick.

He tried to cut the cast iron stack with a hacksaw to no avail, then tried a sawzall, also fruitless, so.... yep, out comes the good old chisel and hammer, but a bigger hammer this time. He whacks on the stack a few mighty blows and Viola' it splits into several pieces with one tiny segment still holding it all together. He pried the last vestige of solid pipe out of the wall , Use Mahogany Decking – Have A Deck That Will Stand Out with a crowbar and suddenly the remaining section of pipe (the vent going through the roof) lets go and with a mighty crash comes down and out of the wall , Solar For Your House: Learn The Lizard Lesson through the sub floor , Sharp Solar – Solar Energy Manufacturer into the now plaster less ceiling of the living room, , Affordable Home Builders continues its downward decent until it hits the TV set, ricocheting off that and through the floor , Down Comforters – Feel Warm Even During The Chilling Winters of the living room , Vintage Labels on Marble Tiles until it hit the electrical panel plunging the house , Top 10 Accessories for Your Motor Home into total darkness and finally comes to rest after shearing off the main water , Whole House Air Purifier: Is a Central System Better than Room Air Purifiers? shut off valve flooding the basement. , Using Wood Molding In Your Home

This was a $27,000 toilet seat replacement.
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Paul Forte has been in the construction field for over 25 years. You can visit his website at http://www.forteelectric.com

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