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Toilet fixed 便器のDIY取付

2021-01-25 by David

2016年熊本地震が強かったらしい!2階の便器が地震の時に壊れたそうです。上のタンクと下の便器の接続ポイントが完全に割れました。

 

何か月もヤフーオークションで同じ便器を探してみました。なかなか中古品の同じ白はあまりないみたいだが、数か月後にやっと出ました。

 

The 2016 Kumamoto earthquake did quite a bit of damage to this area, and this house in particular. One of the easiest repairs was also one of the funniest - the upstairs toilet. It shattered at the tank connection point (see the pic), and I wanted to get exactly the same model to replace it.

 

Unfortunately they no longer make that model, since it's 35 years old. So I scoured Yahoo Auctions (similar to ebay) for several months, and eventually the same toilet in white was sourced from a house-renovation company in Osaka.


ヤフーオークションから送料込みで15,000円で購入できました。古いやつをスパナ―で取って、新しい水道用のパテを穴の周りに付けてから便器を配置しました。約30分かかりました。最後にイケアの2000円シートを付けました。

 

古い便器を阿蘇市の「未来館」リサイクルセンターで捨てます。

 

So I picked up this old but clean replacement loo for $150 including shipping, which compares well to buying a new toilet for 6 or 7 times that cost. Removing the old broken unit was easy enough, and then I ringed the hole with plumber's putty (which is designed to never dry out) to make a watertight seal with the china and bolted the replacement in its place. Probably took 30 minutes in total.

 

The wooden seat was about $20 from Ikea, and looks much nicer than those overly-complicated hi-tech bidet seat units (generally about $250~), I think. The old broken toilet was taken to the local recycling centre, where they charge a small fee based on weight.

 



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