I am sure that most houses have their subtle sounds that the homeowner is aware of and just shrugs off as being part of the house. It might be a creaking floorboard. Maybe it is the sound of the wind coming through the not quite fully sealed window. Most sounds can be ignored and nothing major needs to be done.
I wish I could say the same for my problem. It started a few days ago. I had gone to bed early because I was tired. I thought I was in a sound sleep when I heard the commode flush. Just Kathy in the bathroom I thought, but why was she using the one in the powder room? Oh, well. I went back to sleep.
The next day Kathy and I were sitting having breakfast. The commode flushed again. We were both there so it wasn’t us. The cats were waiting for their milk so they didn’t do it. There was no one else in the house that I knew of so who flushed? Do we have ghosts? Did some phantom flush just to let us know we are not alone?
What should I do? Well, I chose the only logical path…ignore it and it will go away. I ignored, but it did not go away. In fact, the flushes became more frequent. We had a phantom flush that needed to be dealt with. I could call a plumber or I could go to the hardware store and get a new flapper unit and fix it myself.
Here is the culprit.
Maybe if I dumped those jugs of kitty litter into the tank that might solve the problem. No, I guess it would just make matters worse.
So, this morning I went to the hardware store and bought this.
I like the words Easy Install. We will see. You now know what my project for the afternoon will be. Wish me luck. Who knows. May it will lead to next week’s post.