Plumbing Problems

11 Mar

My stupid fucking toilet has been running for 11 minutes.  What the fuck??  I got up to check it about 5 minutes ago and thought it was almost done.  Nope, still going.  It’s like an old man trying to take a pee…it just dribbles out a little bit and doesn’t accomplish much of anything.

Damn it, I’m going to have to get out of bed to go and check the god damned thing.

Stupid fucking thing.  I need a new toilet tank.  What a big huge waste of money.  I freaking hate spending money on stuff like that.

On a side note, my stupid neighbor kid is outside of her house with some friends jumping on the trampoline.  Um, it’s 9:00 PM on a school night.  Shouldn’t they be in bed?  Not that her mother would care as she’s probably surfing some trailer park trash chatroom looking for another “great” guy to date.  God they’re loud.

Oh goody!  The toilet finally stopped running.  Thank goodness because now I can hear Miss Travesty and her little friends clearly.  Happy happy joy joy.

12 Responses to “Plumbing Problems”

  1. Suze March 11, 2008 at 5:20 am #

    Really, don’t you just love neighbors? My neighbor’s daughter also has a trampoline that she and about 50 of her closest screaming, screeching friends use. I should move.

    People should be forced to keep their children indoors at all times. There’s a boy that lives 2 doors down and he always has friends over. They’re always running around freaking screaming and skateboarding right in front of my house-it drives my dog bonkers. I’m so tempted to just let him out and have him eat them. -CS

  2. Mike March 11, 2008 at 5:33 am #

    Well if you pay for water I would turn the water off cause you’d be surprised how much water will be used.

    Come on be that old person and yell out the window for them to be quiet.

    It’s not wasting water, it’s just taking forever for the stupid tank to fill up. The water just trickles in.

    I’ve been tempted. In fact, sometimes I watch the clock to see if I can call the cops about them violating a noise ordinance. -CS

  3. talea March 11, 2008 at 5:59 am #

    My toilet has been running for 8 days. I really need to talk to the super about that……

    Yeah you do! -CS

  4. rachel March 11, 2008 at 6:28 am #

    Ugh, we had some 8 year olds that would be out at 2 AM in our old neighborhood, it was hell.

    Who the hell lets their freaking kids stay out that late?? I had to be in bed by 9:00 when I was that age! -CS

  5. Anger Hangover March 11, 2008 at 6:31 am #

    You may not need to replace the tank. You may need a new ballcock assembly or flapper valve. Old ballcock assemblies or stiff/rigid flapper valves are often to blame for running toilets. Your float ball may need adjusting too. If the chain is too short on the float ball, the float ball will keep the flapper valve from closing all the way.

    Almost all of my running toilet issues have been due to old flapper valves. It’s a very cheap, very easy fix you can do yourself (or you can call a lesbian to help you).

    Toilet anatomy terms are fun.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballcock

    Tee hee, you said ballcock.

    Anyway, that’s not why it runs, it seems to be the water pressure. Would the ballcock (tee hee) help that? -CS

  6. Ginormous Boobs March 11, 2008 at 11:07 am #

    I must need a little sexy time.

    I read Anger Hangover’s comment about ballcocks and stiff/rigid flappers and float balls and I can’t stop thinking dirty thoughts.

    You and me both, sister! -CS

  7. Charissa March 11, 2008 at 3:16 pm #

    This happens in the city all of the time. The punk-kid (early twenties) across the street shows up at 2 AM with friends, loud car and obnoxiousness in tow. 2 AM. On weekdays. Little bastard.

    It happens in the county too. There’s no stopping those little kids! -CS

  8. One Date Wonder March 11, 2008 at 4:35 pm #

    As much as I too would love to say “ballcock”, I know not enough about toilet innards to sling that term about. I do know you can buy new toilet innards at the hardware store and follow the directions to replace them yourself. Don’t buy a new tank when the fix is so much cheaper.

    Also? BALLCOCK. There. I said it. Sue me.

    Here’s the thing: I would never be able to fix it by myself. I’d have to get my brother-in-law to fix it for me. And to go buy everything. -CS

  9. Amadeo March 11, 2008 at 5:25 pm #

    Pellet Gun…that takes care of the kids.

    Perhaps it’s the Bridget Jones reference…but your first sentences made me think of the girl Hugh Grant ended up with in Love Actually.

    “Where the Fuck is my Fucking coat?”

    I even heard the accent.

    I freaking love Hugh Grant and having you tell me that I reminded you of that chick has made my day. -CS

  10. pistols at dawn March 11, 2008 at 6:34 pm #

    Do trailer trash really have chatrooms to pick each other up? Don’t they just meet by tire fires and tractor pulls?

    You’re asking the wrong person. Just because I live next door to trailer trash doesn’t mean that I know what they do for fun. -CS

  11. Write Procrastinator March 13, 2008 at 11:31 pm #

    “On a side note, my stupid neighbor kid is outside of her house with some friends jumping on the trampoline. Um, it’s 9:00 PM on a school night. Shouldn’t they be in bed?”

    Kinda hard to do when they’ve discovered their mom’s “diet” pills.

    With you toilet, jiggle the handle.

    No, of the toilet, I meant.

    Make you are about to flush, but move the handle back and forth without flushing.

    Trust me, if she were taking diet pills she would not be as thick as she is. -CS

  12. Frogspasm April 19, 2008 at 11:20 pm #

    If your tank isn’t filling quickly enough, it’s may just be the valve to the toilet isn’t opened up enough. Try turning it all the way in one direction. If the tank stops filling up completely, you’ve gone the wrong way. Try it in the other direction.
    If that doesn’t work, you might have to replace the valve inside the toilet. If you’re not comfortable trying that, talk around to your friends, see if you know anyone who’s done it before. You might coax them into doing it for beer and pizza! Otherwise, you’re SOL and it’s plumber time!

    Oh, and the reason I stumbled here is my upstairs neighbor’s tub is leaking into our condo and I googled “neighbor will not fix plumbing “. I would kill for a leaky toilet instead right now.

    I love that the strangest things lead people to this blog. If I were you, I’d consider beating the neighbor with a pipe-just to teach them a lesson.

    All of this plumbing talk is too confusing for me. Here’s what I know: the valve is on all the way and it still takes 7 years for the damned thing to fill up. I might just get a new tank and call it a day. I just don’t know. -CS

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