Our new house has some mysteries to it. Why was it built with such inadequate drainage? What’s the deal with the really-cheap kitchen sink? And why, in a 10-year-old house, are there 20-year-old toilets?
This is part of our 100 Things in 2018 challenge. Make sure to click on the photos!
Now I’ve replaced toilets before, but usually it happens one at a time. This house has four bathrooms, all of which needed a new throne. Those old toilets had problems flushing, ran constantly, and they were loud, none of which we wanted to keep long-term.
So Lucy and I trucked to Costco, and bought all of the one-piece toilets they had in stock. Then I had to figure out how to tear out the old ones, and prepare the area for the new ones. This took a bit of time, and replacing the first toilet took the better part of a day.
It was somewhat smoother sailing after that. Having made all my mistakes on the first one, each of the others took about 1-2 hours each.
These new things are quiet, don’t run unless you just flushed them, use much less water, and are just generally more pleasant to be around. This isn’t one of our most impressive or adventurous list items this year, but it is one of the more satisfying.