… so like any homeowner I’ve had to fix a toilet or two in my time. When a task comes up at work – I am the guy who is always saying “stop and do it right the first time”… so of course I am also the guy who doesn’t take his own advice on household chores.
So back to my toilet. The tank was constantly running. It’s a 15 year old toilet so I knew right away that the parts in the tank with the “5 year warranty” probably needed replacing… Call me “Powers of Deduction Man!” – my superpower is knowing the obvious.
So I run off to my local Home Depot and get a kit… do i get complete kit? nah. I grab the kit with just the most common pieces.
An hour later i’ve replaced the parts, and while things are better – I have a slow leak from the top tank into the bowl (not the floor thankfully). Which I attempt to patch. Six months later… my leak is back. And it quickly gets … worse.
So back to Home depot for the … other half of the kit. So kids – the lesson here..
“Stop and do it right the first time”