Sunday, June 30, 2013

Screen Door

Our patio door has seen better days. The screen is damaged:


And the joints are separated:


I glued the joints, added some metal strapping for extra strength (since the door slams constantly), and replaced the screen. Way cheaper than buying a new door!


Friday, June 7, 2013

Toilet Disaster

I guess I'm lucky I work at home. Today, during a meeting, Aidan alarmingly told me "Dad! The toilet is overflowing!"

It was the upstairs toilet, right above the kitchen. Not only was the upstairs bathroom flooding, it was raining toilet water in the kitchen, leaking all the way to the basement.

To top it off, the shutoff valve by the toilet would not turn. I had to reach in the tank and stop the water inside the toilet. I'm going to test all the shutoff valves in the house. (Shouldn't the home inspector have tested these?)

Here's the new toilet. It's an American Standard Champion 4, hopefully the best toilet money can buy.


May as well fix the wallpaper that was behind the old toilet.








Next project: a bunch of paint repair in the kitchen. The previous owners painted over wallpaper, which is now bubbled up because of the water.