The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Tuesday, Debtember 13, 2022

I think this toilet is going to be the death of us

It started yesterday when, after flushing the toilet, I noticed water seeping all around the toilet bowl. “This is not good,” said Bunny, as she inspected the growing puddle of water. “Let's cut off the water to this thing, and deal with it tomrrow. Looks like we're going to have to replace the wax ring.”

Cut to—today. Water disconnected, I pull the toilet off the floor revealing the horrible remains of a wax ring. Bunny then scrapped the remains up, and we replaced the wax ring with a non-wax ring that should last longer. We get the toilet back in place, secured it down, hooked the water up and hey! Looks like no more water.

Until there was.

It appears that it may not have been the wax ring at all, but the seals around the … um … bit (I have no idea what it's called) that regulates the water into the tank. Water is pouring out of the tank at the location the water pipe is connected to the toilet.

I swear, this toilet is cursed!

Notes on an overheard conversation in the bathroom

“I think we're finally done! I think this toilet should last years.”

“Well, the last time we worked on it was in 2018.”

“How do you know?”

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