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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

OMG it's hot!

So let's go inside and do something since you've got the A/C all shipshape. Where to start? I'm gonna start by trying to save a little cash to help pay for frosty beverages when it cools down a little. A good cheap project that you can easily do and may save you money you didn't even know you were wasting is to test the toilet tanks for leaks. A leaking tank is easy to miss because it leaks into the bowl and not the floor. Remove the tank lid and put a few drops of food coloring into the tank and stir. You have just completed the diagnostic part of the project. Go reward yourself with a sandwich and a cold iced tea (make mine unsweet with lemon please). After you finish the sandwich go look at the toilet bowls if there is food coloring in the bowl then you have a leaking tank. So now you change out the flapper valve (the little rubber thingy that attaches to the flush handle). These are about $5-$8 bucks (USD) and simple to install and will make a real difference in your water bill. Good luck