And now for something completely different…

 

With apologies and appropriate credit to Monty Python, I thought I’d try something different for this post. In this video I share a quick story about a small repair project here at the Emery household. I learned a valuable lesson once again, one that I’ve learned many times in the past. A little effort can go a long way!

 

 

 

 

 

10 Comments

  1. Greg Paul

    I like the different medium!

    One home maintenance lesson we learned recently was to look up. Literally — look at the rooftops. Now that fall is upon us, check out how much any trees that are close to your house are shedding on your house. We have a locust tree that has dumped three 50-gallon trashbags worth of seed pods on our roof and deck. And it’s not even halfway done shedding. Had that stayed on the roof, I imagine we would be dealing with clogged & sagging gutters, sticky shingles, and needless weight on the roof.

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    1. Darren Emery

      GREAT point Greg. Its so easy to forget to look around, and we often forget to look up. Rooftops, ceilings, on top of furniture and appliances. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. Allison

    Not only do I enjoy that I get to see you instead of just read your posts, but you are very composed on the camera! Look out HGTV Darren Emery could be your next show!
    Oh, and Gavin said “uncle Darren was cool on that TV show”.

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    1. Darren Emery

      Thanks Allison! I hope to do a lot more video in the near future. And tell Gavin I really appreciate the vote of confidence. Perhaps I should list him as a reference if I ever contact HGTV!

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  3. Ben Claar

    Great post — but you didn’t tell us what the $8 part was! Some of us are having that exact issue at the moment. 🙂

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    1. Darren Emery

      Ben – you’re right – I forgot to mention the part! The Fluid Master flush valve repair kit saved the day. Fluid Master makes great parts – they’re my go-to brand for most toilet repairs. Link for the part is below…

      http://www.fluidmaster.com/our-products/toilet-flush-valves-dual-flush-converter-toilet-repair-kits/toilet-flush-valve-repair-kit.html

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  4. Laurel

    Excellent! I know we procrastinate on things because we are afraid the repair will be big instead of something small. Putting it off never helps though and can make it worse. Thanks for the reminder!

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    1. Darren Emery

      Thanks Laurel – I appreciate your comment! Even when we KNOW that we SHOULD do something sooner rather than later, it can be so challenging to make ourselves do the work. Human nature, I guess 🙂

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  5. Murray

    Darren-

    Have you ever worked with Korky (www.korky.com) toilet repair parts? I have had much better success with their parts – ie, got tired of replacing the fluidmaster parts every few years.

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  6. Darren Emery (Post author)

    Murray – I’ve just started to see Korky products on the shelves around here (Manhattan, Ks) in the last few years, and haven’t had much opportunity to give them a try. Great to hear that you have had success with their products – I’ll give them a try next time!

    Thanks!

    Darren

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