Monday, April 10, 2017

Checking In

I have been busy trying to get things done around the house. But as always something always pops up.

The toilet in my bathroom always took forever to fill. I tried a few things but couldn't fix the problem. The other morning I went in to take a shower and the toilet was running. Now it never took that long. So I took off the lid and started to play around. I got it to stop. After a while I went in to gather towels for laundry and the darn thing was running again without having been used. More playing around but nothing. So I shut off the water to the toilet. And was using the one in the front of the house. But at night I am not going to walk all the way there(76') I would be wide awake by then. So I let the toilet fill up and shut the water back off. This was getting to be a real pain. It didn't even start as a slow running but a full pouring of water over the over flow. So this morning I caught the handyman and he checked it out and said when he had a break in his schedule he would come back.

 Also the light switch that kept shutting off.  I had already bought a replacement as I could do this myself usually. So I showed it to Mark and he said this isn't going to work it is for 3 different lights. I guess I wasn't wearing my glasses when I bought it.

So he was back soon as he had to wait for some flooring guys to finish an area he is working on. I asked him why the water flow was so slow and he showed me the part that caused this problem. I said I wondered if that was the cause but I didn't know what to do with it. He couldn't understand why anyone would put something like that on in the first place. Sure is nice not to have to wait forever for the toilet to fill up and for the light not to turn off by itself.

Maybe tomorrow I'll get around to shampooing the carpets.

Good Night All


  1. I don't know where you get your energy! I never learned to fix things like plumbing because my Dad was so handy and did all that kind of work. I hope everything is fixed and working fine for you now.

  2. Plumbing is the most annoying thing in a house in my opinion. It's all so poorly designed one wonders why they don't go back to the drawing board and start over. Good it's fixed now!

  3. Stupid toilets. We had one like that in our house and Jim tried everything. Thank goodness it was in a rarely used bathroom and we finally gave up and let it fill slowly. You are making progress.

  4. Hi Gypsy,

    My late husband taught me many things, unfortunately I have forgotten more than I remember. I think the drive to get on the road is what is pushing me to get things done.

    Hi Sondra,

    Yes plumbing is a pain and I sure don't need a flood. But these mobile homes have the worst electric set ups every. Phil and I had pulled all the wiring out of and old place we bought and re did it all but that was many years ago and a clean start not happening here. It's good wiring but the switches and outlets leave a lot to be desired.

    Hi Sandie,

    Yes the guy that I had replace these guts years ago put this thing on there to slow the flow into the tank, Mark doesn't understand why and he said those other parts were what was causing other issues with flushing also, there wasn't enough power in the flush thus causing me to have to plunge so often. Now its unreal how much power there is and how fast the toilet fills.

  5. Toilets and lights.....whatever will challenge you next. You are up for it!

  6. Hi Phyllis,

    Going to get this place in shape yet. But the mane problems are fixed I hope cause this girl is heading out.

  7. I need to hire a plumber as well but keep on putting it off, wish we had handymen in the area, it would sure be cheaper.