Friday, 5 June 2009

Bog Ups!

Understandably I do not have a photo of this situation! I am now lamenting the modern loo! Ever since we moved into this new-build house the downstairs loo and it's plastic innards continue to cause annoyance. One day the push button explodes with water, another day there might be a soft sighing noise due to lack of pressure. Sometimes those annoying little plastic tubes get blown off. The plastic ballcock gets caught around the little plastic tubes which seem to float wildly around when flushing occurs. We taped them together with a plant tie!!! Plumber tells us "whoever installed this loo was a moron". Apparently everything is back to front. We sometimes call upon our neighbour who understands little plastic tubes and the other gubbins that constitute a modern loo but now even he has scratched his head and backed off!!

We are now without a downstairs loo awaiting replacement little plastic parts!

9 comments:

Carol and Chris said...

Awww, that's really crap...someone is really taking the piss!! Try not to loo's the will to live as I'm sure it will be fixed soon and you will be flush with success!!

C x

(Sorry, couldn't resist)

Granny on the Web said...

Sounds funny, but of course it isn't when you consider the inconvenience ( excuse the pun!) I agree with you, a lot of the 'modern' stuff isn't as good as days gone by.. as I have found out lately to my cost. We replaced the kitchen tap with a new-fangled spray/swivel/type thingy and it is useless. It cost over £200. Go on say it. we are daft!
Love Granny

Maggie May said...

I would get the little plastic man who installed it in the first place to come back and fix it! On the other hand that might cause more problems........

Once you get a thing, it is redundant by the end of the week and *they* change the size and style just so you have to change to a different model when you can't get the fittings.
Oh for the days when things were standard & built to last forever.

Lane said...

Not so plastic fantastic then:-(

I'm trying to think of a pun but Carol and Granny best me to them:-)

Jackie B said...

Sorry to hear about your broken loo. My sister's ballcock (why does that sound so wrong?!) broke off and the cistern overflowed all day while they were at work. New carpets all round by the look (and smell) of it. Hope yours is fixed soon.

Lindsay said...

Still up a creek without a paddle!

tim relf said...

Suppose it's better the plumber saying that than: Gonna be pricey1

Suburbia said...

How annoying! It could be a long time to keep your legs crossed!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Sorry for you Lindsay but love the comments. Cannot think of anything to match them. A x