Repaired The Handle On A Toilet

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“You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar.”
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George Carlin

Yes, I know.  Sometimes the items on my list are less than glamorous, but once in a while, they are necessary.  Unfortunately, I don’t get to
see the Grand Canyon for the first time every week.

The handle to our toilet broke a little while ago. The plastic part of the lever snapped, and a few days ago, I had temporarily taped the broken piece to the side of the water tank so it wouldn’t sit in the water.
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Tonight after I got home from work, I went to Cliff’s Variety on Castro.  Surprisingly, they had quite a few choices available there.
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I decided to get something made of metal that looked reasonably sturdy, so I wouldn’t have to do this again for a while.
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I needed pliers to remove the old handle, but after I got a pair, it was no problem.
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Opened the new one and removed the fastening nut.
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After attaching the nut onto the handle, I removed the chain from the old broken plastic arm and attached it to the new shiny metal arm.
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I removed the old plastic one.  That stupid bar just snapped.  It sucked!
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I gave it a little test, and it was good to go.
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It’s very gratifying to be able to do your own home repair, and I am far from a handy person.  Now I can flush my toilet, and trust me, that’s a good thing for everyone....


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