Wednesday, October 18, 2006

For Shit's Sake (or, "Dogs Are Retarded')

Say friends,

Just out of curiousity and for no reason in particular...has anyone's dog ever, oh..I dunno - eaten the WAX RING FROM A TOILET?!!

I closed the bathroom door, but I guess there was just enough of a crack for a 4lb shithead named Chachi to sneak in.

I don't know how much he ingested but he freakin' GOING TO TOWN on the thing!

Won't be so glad when it sneaks back up on him at 3am in the form of projectile vomit.


The Toilet Whisperer is still MIA.


CQ said...

Plumbing...a shitty job, but somebody has to do it...

John Mielke Photography said...

What's most disturbing is that Mr. Fixit (who absolutely should have a half dozen wax rings and bolts on hand at all times) took your toilet off and left the drain pipe open.

NEVER EVER do that. You must place a damp rag in there in order to prevent sewer gasses from entering your home. It must be re-soaked every 7-8 hours.

Extremely unsafe workmanship from someone who obiously hasn't even invested so much as 2 minutes watching Holmes On Homes.


N@ Lauzon said...


Well, the toilet is secured back to the drain and re-sealed. Cesar was back in about 40 minutes and was done at about 8:15. Do you think that was enough time for our bodies to absorb a nice melange of sewer gasses?

p.s. - LOVE Holmes on Holmes! Actually have only seen one episode (never bothered to sit and watch before)...but the whole thing was very interesting.

Corn went, but I have to wait one more hour before I can pee(and no, I DON'T do it in the shower). Funny you should bring that up though, because my VERY FIRST POST on, like 2 years ago was about how guys pee in the shower.

Yes you do.

John Mielke Photography said...

Ok... I'm dying to know why you have to wait 1 hour?

Tell me Cesar didn't caulk the toilet to the floor...


Newsguy Bob said...

Recently on Ma Horton's blog, I related a who-gives-a-shit story (rimshot!) about my nephew once sticking his face on the hole, when his dad was removing a toilet, then swore to his dad that he hadn't gone near the hole. But the evidence was all over his face. He was 16 at the time. Not really, he was somewhat younger -- much too young to be shitfaced.

So if you didn't know what I meant, look again at the hole in N@'s bathroom floor. THAT'S what I meant!

Hey, on another note, my hockey team is now seven-and-one on the season, after a not-very-pretty 6-4 win tonight. The team we played against has a player named Bada. So of course, I wondered aloud whether there's another player named Bing. One of my players said "Bob, you've got too much time on your hands, buddy."

Another told me that my new team jacket that I just got tonight is "really sick." Apparently, in a 14-year-old's vocabulary, that's a good thing.

Thanks for coming out. Be good to your server. I'm here 'til Thursday, and there are cassettes on sale in the lobby. Good night!

N@ Lauzon said...

I think he DID caulk it to the floor! I am TOTALLY laffing right now because..IS THAT WRONG? least I didn't pay for it....HAH!

Amazon Woman said...

Dogs will eat the weirdest things! Daisy eats the weird berries that fall from the tree and then poops them out. I know as I must go and pick up the poo from the backyard. Odd...berries but no corn. tee hee!

John Mielke Photography said...

It's 100% wrong.

Caulking a toilet to the floor means that if it leaks, all the water gathers below the toilet... and it finds it's way out by seaping through the floor which then drips into the room below. It also leaves an aweful, mouldy mess in the floor/ceiling cavity as it leaks and leaks and leaks over time.

When a toilet flange (wax ring) leaks - you want to know about it RIGHT AWAY so it can be repaired.

What an absolute amateur this guy is.

One of the homes we looked at buying had a toilet caulked to the floor in the bedroom. The home inspector knew right away there was a problem. Sure enough, the entire dining room/living room ceiling below had a very high level of mould and moisture content in it. We could also see that the drywall on the ceiling had been repaired - a sure sign of continuous water leaking.


N@ Lauzon said...

EEW...that's gross. I am going to call the rental office and let them know.
Not much I can do @ this point, but they should know they may have a mould issue in the place.


So..toilets should never be sealed to the floor, yes?

Milky - how you get so smott?

N@ Lauzon said...

p.s. no harm done to Chachi (after the wax ingestion). But poor little Flea was in the middle of another seizure when I woke up this morning.

Sad. :(

Newsguy Bob said...

Yo, Milky!

Bob Vila's on Line 1. He wants to tell you to bugger off and quit invading his turf. He doesn't try to host the Whatever Lunch, does he?

John Mielke Photography said...

Well if he did, it'd be Norm doing all the damn work.


Angry Gnome said...

Why do dogs have the desire to eat pretty much a n y t h i n g? You would think that if they are indeed as intelligent as some people think they are then something would go off in the brains and tell them "Kitty litter doesn't taste so great - try begging your master for something off his/her plate".

JB said...

I just like that you had an opportunity to use "melange" and "sewer gases" in the same sentence.
Gonna order a plate of that next time I'm dining out.

John Mielke Photography said...

GRIN! :)

I've renovated quite a few bathrooms and kitchens - ya learn a lot working with some really great pros.

I've always been really handy - whenever the Milk-folks would have renos going on, as a kid I'd follow the workers around and help them! I stacked bricks for the fireplace they built in the bedroom... and when I was 10 I showed some guy who was installing the kitchen floor how to cut a mitred corner on the moulding - 'cuz he couldn't figure it out.

The caulking thing I learned from that home inspection though - makes a helluva lot of sense to me - if your toilet leaks, you wanna know about it right away! Not the kind on problem you want to hide.

Not sure what the Quebec building code says about it... might be worth a look-see.


John Mielke Photography said...

Just took a look at the toilet picture again... but made it big.

I just noticed something that Mike Holmes got really upset about on one of his shows - whoever tiled the floor, didn't remove the toilet when they did. They cut the tiles around the base of the toilet. That's 20x the work... compared to cutting 2 bolts and replacing a wax ring for $3.99.

Putting the tile under the toilet ensures that you have a consistently level surface under there... and it's cleaner looking.

Your Mr. Fix it probably had no choice but to caulk the bottom in order to hide the jagged edges of the cut tiles.

A lot of unnecessary work all because one loser didn't do the job right in the 1st place.


N@ Lauzon said...

Hey - guess what? I got so nuts about this whole caulking the crapper deal, that I googled it. And found a few posts that said, if you DO caulk around the toilet, you need to leave a space @ the back - in case it will come out the back and not thru the floor.

I went home to check--and yeah, there's a space @ the back.

One last thing: IT'S A RENTAL! (and it shows?)

John Mielke Photography said...

Say now!! That kinda makes some sense!

Sorry to have done that to you... sleep well N@... nighty night.


Rick said...


Shakespeare recently developed a thing for door stops.
We caught him once chewing on one and we weren’t sure what it was…by the time I got to it he had mangled it beyond recognition…I only figured it out when the office door slammed shut and my first thought was “Where the hell is the door…oh!...SHAKESPEARE! GOD DAM IT!” We’re down to our last one…

N@ Lauzon said...

I just wanted to see "20 comments". HEHEWOEHWOEHEE!