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    I'm thinking of getting a new toilet in my apartment, is this something someone can install without a plumber, or do I have to spend like $150 on a plumber for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmab03 View Post
    I'm thinking of getting a new toilet in my apartment, is this something someone can install without a plumber, or do I have to spend like $150 on a plumber for this.
    An entirely new toilet? Probs something you'd want a plumber to do, especially knowing your skillset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmab03 View Post
    I'm thinking of getting a new toilet in my apartment, is this something someone can install without a plumber, or do I have to spend like $150 on a plumber for this.
    Is your apartment up flights of stairs? If so, it might be worth saving yourself the hassle of carrying a toilet with water in the trap down stairs/out an elevator to just pay someone else to do it. If you've got the $ to spare.
    Otherwise, it's not a particularly hard thing to do... just kind of cumbersome. And potentially gross.
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    shouldn't your landlord handle buying and installing a new toilet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollTheQuad06 View Post
    shouldn't your landlord handle buying and installing a new toilet?
    this was my thought. why are you doing anything at all to a rented space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollTheQuad06 View Post
    shouldn't your landlord handle buying and installing a new toilet?
    I'm guessing it's not broken, and palma just wants to get a gold plated one that has a bidet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeacHoops View Post
    so i want to do this around my flower bed at the front of my house:



    has anybody done anything similar? have any tips? think i could accomplish it solo in one weekend?
    It would be much quicker and easier if futuremrdeachoops helped. One additional person handing you the stones will save a lot of wear and tear on your back. Make sure you start out with a level base of sand or granite dust.

    Palma, knowing where you are and your handiness, I'd say hire a plumber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeacHoops View Post
    this was my thought. why are you doing anything at all to a rented space?
    Its unsightly, but I could have prevented it, so it's my responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmab03 View Post
    Its unsightly, but I could have prevented it, so it's my responsibility.
    ...is there a blumpkin joke to be made here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbE08 View Post
    ...is there a blumpkin joke to be made here?
    toilet didn't work for awhile. I took awhile to get it fixed when I could have called plumber right away. Grossness ensued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmab03 View Post
    toilet didn't work for awhile. I took awhile to get it fixed when I could have called plumber right away. Grossness ensued.
    so is there just a pile of poo overflowing now?

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    also, did this coincide with the hiring of jeff [name redacted]? art imitating life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckets View Post
    so is there just a pile of poo overflowing now?
    The poo had some adhesive qualities that bonded witht he ceramic at the bottom of the bowl that no brush or solvent can begin to penetrate and break down. I then resorted to scraping it off with a pair of scissors, but that just scratched up all the ceramic, so now the new poo seeps into the scrapes caused by the scissors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeacHoops View Post
    so i want to do this around my flower bed at the front of my house:



    has anybody done anything similar? have any tips? think i could accomplish it solo in one weekend?
    I did something similar with my FIL 2 years ago. It looks great. It's simple in principle. It SUCKS in execution. We did it over a weekend in early June, and nearly died on the front lawn from heat stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmab03 View Post
    The poo had some adhesive qualities that bonded witht he ceramic at the bottom of the bowl that no brush or solvent can begin to penetrate and break down. I then resorted to scraping it off with a pair of scissors, but that just scratched up all the ceramic, so now the new poo seeps into the scrapes caused by the scissors.
    :tard:














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    I know how to spell definitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsywake View Post
    It would be much quicker and easier if futuremrdeachoops helped. One additional person handing you the stones will save a lot of wear and tear on your back. Make sure you start out with a level base of sand or granite dust.
    darnit. he's gone for a week (some work. some play. but gone until sunday evening), and i thought it'd be fun to surprise him. i asked the boyfriend of one of my best girlfriends to help, but it's her birthday and they have all sorts of family stuff going on, so his free time during the day is going to happen in like half hour chunks, which is less than helpful when they live 10+ minutes away from me. i guess this isn't going to be a surprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeacHoops View Post
    darnit. he's gone for a week (some work. some play. but gone until sunday evening), and i thought it'd be fun to surprise him. i asked the boyfriend of one of my best girlfriends to help, but it's her birthday and they have all sorts of family stuff going on, so his free time during the day is going to happen in like half hour chunks, which is less than helpful when they live 10+ minutes away from me. i guess this isn't going to be a surprise.
    you could invite your mom to come help as extra quality time ...since, you know, you didn't do as much w/ her as you did with dhtoy's mom. totally makes up for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by lbE08 View Post
    you could invite your mom to come help as extra quality time ...since, you know, you didn't do as much w/ her as you did with dhtoy's mom. totally makes up for it
    haha . anything that approaches physical labor is a definite "no" for my mom, but there are still a couple of other friends i could ask. i'll see what they say before i bag the idea entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palmab03 View Post
    The poo had some adhesive qualities that bonded witht he ceramic at the bottom of the bowl that no brush or solvent can begin to penetrate and break down. I then resorted to scraping it off with a pair of scissors, but that just scratched up all the ceramic, so now the new poo seeps into the scrapes caused by the scissors.
    Jesus Christ palma

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    What's the best way to clean paintbrushes after you're done with them so you can reuse them?

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