Sunday, January 20, 2008

Plumber's Crack

The toilet in our back bathroom has been leaking for a while. We thought it was our dog, Riley, who has a terrible habit of drinking out of the toilet during the night and then dripping across the floor on his way back to bed. The leak has become more obvious lately, since a step across the floor results in some squishy water popping up between the tiles. Not good, not good at all.

So, what is a family on a tight budget left to do?

A. Call a plumber (who will likely recommend new sub-flooring first $$$$$$)

B. Let husband give it a try with a $5 new wax toilet seal and a do it yourself manual.

The answer is B. So, Philip got to work today, removing the toilet, carefully following instructions in his how to manual. We really can't tell if the floor is rotten or not. The area just around the toilet is definitely black but we're going to take our chances and see if Philip's handy work can stop the leak, and further damage. Worst case scenario, we fall through the floor, in a rather compromising position no doubt, but only about two feet to the ground.

I couldn't resist taking a picture of my sexy plumber. This is a family friendly blog so a little "paint" did the trick.


the skocelai said...


Clan Hill said...

tee hee!