I have a lot of respect for plumbers, I really do. They must have the patience of Job. I think other job requirements are to be a contortionist and to not be claustrophobic. I hate doing my own “simple” plumbing jobs. I couldn’t imagine doing it for a living. I completely understand why they charge what they do (and they make it look so easy).
My flapper needed replacing so I decided to get the ballcock and everything. After gettting that installed, the end of the supply line broke so I had to get a new one. Got that one and the tank is leaking. Great. So I take it all apart and apply a little bit of silicone caulk and that takes care of that. Now when I flush the toilet, it fills to the brim and it drains very slowly. After the water level finally returns to normal, I noticed that water is still running into the bowl — the damned flapper isn’t sealing right. And to top it all off, the shut off valve may need to be replaced. That’s a job for a professional, or at least someone more skilled in the plumbing arts than I.
I guess I’ll get another flapper (just the flapper) and see how that works. And now I have sewer water bubbling up in my front yard like a spirng.
The wet carpet from the air conditioning will probably require a professional as well. I got the panel opened up enough to peak inside and it doesn’t look like anything I want to get involved with. Of course, I can’t call anyone until Tuesday; it’s not exactly an emergency. I’m about ready to sell the place and become a renter again.