Owning an old home, a real pain in the bottom.

               We were have toilet problems, it wouldnt stop running. So we shut off the water at the toilet, it kept running, obviously it was our shut off valve. I called my brother, I cant do it because of my back. So you would imagine this,would be an easy job. Joke was on me.

              The shut off valve wouldnt turn, even when holding the pipe with pliers. So he cut it off thinking it was a compression fitting, we were wrong again. It was a twist on fitting that wouldnt budge. There is not any compression fittings that were big enough for it. The guy at the hardware store said try to twist what was left of pipe to loosen it. Wrong again.

             The pipe loosened & fell in the floor. When he lifted the drop ceiling we found there was some sort of box built around the pipes going to the toilet. It wasnt sheetrock, it was plaster with slats behind it. So we had to break into the box to find the pipe, which of course was broken. Now he has to somehow reach into the box, cut the pipe, use PVC compression fittings. Then run a pipe up to the toilet & do what should have been easy. 30 minute job turned into a 4 hour job.

                 Love my house, hate the way it was built. Even the contractors we had in did both toilets different. It is beyond me & makes me hate anything to do with fixing something.

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