I admit. I am not a handyman around the house. I did not get the “repair gene” when I was born. That is not to say, however, that I will not try my hand at doing small projects around the house usually with a modicum of success.
However, there are two things that I will not tackle – electrical work and plumbing. I do not want to light up tilt so anything more than changing a light bulb is beyond me.
With plumbing I can see me flooding the basement or having a geyser shoot out of the kitchen sink because of something I did or didn’t do.
So last week when we were having toilet troubles I called a plumber. First of all, to flush I felt that I needed to go to the gym to develop muscles because the handle was so hard to push. Secondly, the thingy (I apologize for using such a technical term) inside the tank didn’t reseat itself so the water kept running and not filling the tank. Thirdly, the doohickey (another technical term) that directs the water into the tube to fill the tank snapped off so the water was hitting the lid and dripping onto the floor.
The plumber came and looked things over. He couldn’t understand why we had the ball and chain unit. Most companies use the Fluidmaster type. My answer, “I don’t know”.
Because he hadn’t been back to the shop before he came to our place he didn’t have the part he needed on his truck. Luckily there is a hardware store two miles from our house so he was able to go there and buy what he needed.
In no time at all he had new insides in place for us and I no longer had to exert 50 pounds of pressure to flush. Glad to say that things are flowing smoothly once again.