We got a recall notice on our toilet last night.

You see, we have one of those high-pressure, low-volume toilets.  Flusing that toilet produces the same sound that most harrier jets make during take off.  It’s one of the loudest toilets I’ve ever experienced, but there’s a lot of oomf behind the flush.  It’s nice having an oomfy flush because it cuts down significantly on the plunger action.  In the 3 1/2 years we’ve owned the toilet, it’s only clogged once.

Anyway, last night we got a notice telling us that there is a defective seal on the toilet.  When the seal fails the pressure tank inside the toilet will rocket upward.  The problem is that there really isn’t anywhere for it to go but up into the lid that covers the tank, so once it hits that lid, the pressure within the tank will do one of two things:

1) Rocket the lid off the toilet, potentially shattering in the process creating a crude kind of shrapnel bomb.

2) Or, if the lid is stuck, it could cause the entire tank to shatter, creating a crude kind of shrapnel bomb.

There really is no good scenario there.

The vendor is sending us a repair kit which I presume will be replacement seal.  However, in the mean time they suggest we turn the water off to the toilet and leave it off until the kit arrives.

We have only one toilet.

I requested that the company over-night us a bucket because we’re only going to be able to “hold it” for so long.  We’ll have to see what happens with that.

-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?

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