The Toilet Drain

There was one bright yellow truck in front of the house this morning.  I thought it was a utility truck of some sort until I read “plumber” on the door.

There was a lot of noise coming from the house and I could not imagine what he was doing in there.  We followed the sound and found the plumber on his knees in front of the master bath toilet drain. (No plumber butt here, folks)

This is how we had seen it last, in the other bathroom.

He had cut the pipe off, flush with the floor.  (Ha ha, I didn’t mean that) He explained that the drain pipe had been set an inch off-center.  I had noticed that it was not quite centered in the WC but did not think much of it.  Someone did and told this guy to install a fixture that would center the toilet and divert the flow an inch over into the drain pipe. All that noise was him drilling through the tiles and cement to accomplish his goal.

The only other change we noted was the master bath shower stall.  A cement floor had been poured, except for one corner.  What’s up with that? Did he run out of cement?

Funny that Elinor should have posted the question today.  We have been talking about not needing a large motorhome when we move into the house. I have been reminiscing about the days when we had a small RV and could park anywhere, fit into state park campsites, and easily stop when we see an interesting place. Andy suggested that we downsize to a Class B, which is a van.  I thought that was a great idea.

Next thing I know, Andy had found a dealer (he thought nearby) and wanted to go look at some. Nothing else was on the agenda so we drove to Lakeland (an hour away). The salesman, of course, wanted to show us new vans, but I don’t want to spend the money.  We did look at some new ones though.  We focused on the older ones. We saw a used one that looked much like this one I found online.

The salesman was eager to give us a “good deal”, but I said we can’t trade-in the motorhome until after we close on the house and move our furniture from Maryland and Virginia. That will be at least a month away. We will look again after that and if this one is still for sale, we might take it.  If it has already sold, we’ll just look for another one in our price range. He said he will stay in touch and let us know when he finds another good deal. So, Elinor, that is the plan.  We still want to take some road trips and spend time in the keys in the winters.

It was the end of dusk when we got to the house on our way home. The only thing that had changed was that the plumber had finished his job. We will henceforth be centered when we use the toilet.

It looks a bit rough close up, but I imagine the base of the toilet will cover that up. They who are concerned about a toilet being an inch off-center will probably patch it to look pretty anyway.

It was quite dark when we left the house.  However, we have a street lamp next to our driveway. I thought it made an interesting picture.


13 thoughts on “The Toilet Drain

  1. Barbara Sheldon August 31, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    That new position doesn’t look centered at all. Look at the additional tile to the far right. How can that be called centered?

    Barbara Sheldon


  2. Ann Elliott September 1, 2017 / 3:01 am

    Did they also put in a drain for that tub???plumbing always Intrigues me…😱 Ann Sent from my iPhone



    • Dinata Misovec September 1, 2017 / 11:58 pm

      They drained it so it must have a drain. I posted a picture tonight.


  3. pensitivity101 September 1, 2017 / 3:52 am

    The only DIY we’ve done in a bathroom so far has been to replace a bath with a shower cubicle, tiling or replacement loo. The new property has a very nice bathroom (mind you so did the one in the cottage until we turned on the shower and discovered water coming out of everywhere except the shower rose), but as the shower fitting is over the bath, we may remove it at a later date and have a double cubicle instead.


    • Dinata Misovec September 1, 2017 / 11:58 pm

      I don’t think we will ever attempt a DIY that ambitious. We have learned from past experience that it doesn’t work out very well. And, it is hard on the relationship!

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  4. Deborah Whitaker September 1, 2017 / 11:01 am

    We are thinking about looking for a newer travel trailer. Will you be comfortable in a smaller RV? I am sure you will, since you will have a wonderful new home to call “Home” So excited for you and Andy!


    • Dinata Misovec September 1, 2017 / 11:55 pm

      It will be tight, but we have had small RVs in the past. Since we have a house, we won’t need to pack one (or two) of everything like we do in this full-time motorhome. In the future, we will not be taking six-month road trips. I think it will work out just fine.


  5. cas olverson September 1, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    Everything old is new again 😉 Down-sizinging Class A Coach to Class B.


    • Dinata Misovec September 1, 2017 / 11:53 pm

      I really miss the style of travel possible with a small RV – back roads, tight spots, fit anywhere, fit in state park campsites. You can go visit people and fit in their driveway. If you see an interesting sight or restaurant, you just pull over and stop. I don’t know when it will happen; depends on the budget.


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