I Fixed It
My wife came to me last week and complained that our water bill was large. She said it was because the toilet had been running. Somehow I was supposed to magically know this was going on so it was my fault. The other day she calls down and says that the toilet is running again and I need to fix it. Now any of you who have read this blog probably realize this is a mistake.
I went up stairs and somehow got the top of the toilet off. I think I lifted it or something. Very difficult. So I look down and see all of these parts. Not sure what any of them do. I start poking around trying to figure out how to get the toilet to stop running. Eventually I get to this black part. I start wiggling it and pushing on it and suddenly WHOOOOOSH it pops off and water starts shooting everywhere. I quickly hold the cap over the stream of water and yell for my wife. She shuts off the water with a wrench. Problem solved. No more leak.