one of the perks of living alone is you get to do anything you please *wink, wink*, i mean, you can arrange your furnitures the way you want it, you can watch any tv show or any film that you fancy, you can turn your refrigerator as your storage room (hehehe), and so on... the downside of it is, well, you also got to do everything by yourself, and it is not limited to just cleaning the house, cooking, washing the clothes and the dishes, ironing, you also got to fix or at least, learn how to fix little stuffs that your dad use to do.
enter a leaking faucet, then a detached/broken hose of the toilet flush...
who you gonna call? a plumber? super mario brothers? dial 911? or make a long distance call to quezon and ask my dad to come over and fix it?
nah. i have to learn the ropes. fixing these things is not rocket science, it only requires common sense and your body's ability to bend to the extremes hehe. and taking notes of the measurements, too. hehe
for a few days, the toilet flush is not working so the buhos, old-school style is the way of life. i bought a hose (i forgot how it's being called, faucet hose? hehe) 1/4" to faucet opening and 1/2" to angle valve.
easy does it? WRONG!!!!
the 1/2" to angle valve is small! i thought the size is standard, syempre mali ako. geez, i have to rush to the nearest hardware store to buy a new one, a bigger one, nasayang tuloy yung P79 ko sa Ace hardware. anyway, nandyan na yan so might as well live with it. pwede naman syang reserba hehehe.
i have learned that when comes to anything construction-related, measurement is very, very important. na-perfect ko nga yung measurement ng tiles ng bahay tapos itong sa simpleng hose, eng-eng ako? hehehe. oh well, small details really matter.
anyway, after a 10 minute bike run to the hardware, and after a few twist at konting silip, the toilet flush is again running. yihaa, and i sweat a lot for this little work. mahirap kaya yung halos nakadapa malapit sa likuran ng toilet bowl, good thing mine is clean (pano kaya kung tubero ka tapos dugyot yung cr na aayusin mo? ay, wag nang isipin).
and the other leaking faucet in the sink is just a walk in the park. with a generous serving of vulcaseal pa yan ha. chicken!
one step to being a DIY-man. :)
enter super mario brothers' theme song hehe.