I Like Smart Men…

And he is.

So the chain in our toilet broke. Now, we rent, so it’s really up to our landlord to fix it. But he was out of town, and I didn’t want to tidy up the living room (judge me as you will), so we went and spent $2.59 to buy a new chain.

I figured it couldn’t be too hard to replace a chain. The guy at Home Depot told us what to do and the box had directions on it. No problem, right?

Except we couldn’t turn the water off. The valve was really, really stuck and I could only turn it approximately 180 degrees in either direction.

Good Man’s solution?

Turning Off the Water With a Chopstick

It worked, and after some minor adjustments, the chain was fixed!

One thought on “I Like Smart Men…

  1. Comment from: rho [Visitor]
    Brilliant!
    10/27/09 @ 00:08

    Comment from: Mariposa [Visitor] · http://www.mislivec.com/mark
    So he stopped the water, but who fixed the chain…?
    10/27/09 @ 09:16

    Comment from: admin [Member] Email
    It was a joint effort involving a holder and pliers-er.
    10/27/09 @ 15:53

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