The little doohickey at the bottom of my toilet tank, sadly reached the end of its planned obsolescent life.
Water trickled in perpetuity from under the rim between flushes. That wasn’t supposed to happen.
An inspection, revealed the flush valve, was also on the critical list. It appeared to be drooling from the top, when flushed.
High ho, high ho, off to the big-box home improvement store. What would I encounter there?
More needlessly complex parts, when all I wanted was the same as what came off–only newer and operational?
“For a mere 79.95. the next-generation, Flap-O-Matic, smart flapper, with digital readouts, water usage monitoring, and notification to your smart phone, in the unlikely event that anything would go wrong. Guaranteed for two years.”
No thanks, I’ll take this one for 15.99, that looks just like the old
one.” Everything replaced at home–the KISS method worked once more.