The toilet installation
Once I called a plumber to show me the location of my main water shut off, I could perform a few plumbing repairs on my own. I felt foolish for not knowing the location of my shut off, but the plumber assured me this was not common knowledge. The plumber showed me how to turn the water on and off. I was excited to try my first plumbing repair last weekend. My wife wanted to install a new water saver toilet. The toilet only uses a few gallons of water to flush. It’s supposed to save water and help the environment. My wife was going to call a licensed plumber to install the new toilet, but I assured her that I could easily complete the job. I watched dozens of different toilet installation videos. YouTube is a wonderful thing, because there are millions of helpful videos available at the flip of a button. I even found a video that showed the toilet installation for my specific water friendly equipment. I felt confident I could make the exchange. I had a few hiccups along the way, and the toilet installation wasn’t as easy as I expected. Still, I installed the toilet and it is working well. It took most of the day, but my wife was prouder than I can ever remember. I bet there are a lot of different household repairs that I could tackle on my own. My wife has been hounding me for a garbage disposal in the kitchen, and I bet I could handle that too. If I watched plumbing videos for an hour, I could have it installed in no time.