Monthly Archives: July 2016

My $1,395 Toilet Flange

Last week, I didn’t know what a toilet flange was. Now I own one—and it cost me $1,395.

Here’s what happened:

 Yesterday morning, I noticed a puddle spreading out from under the toilet in our main floor bathroom. That’s an icky discovery at the best of times. It’s even worse when the water-logged bathroom happens to be right beside the kitchen table. Panic ensued. Parents were called. Off we went to Home Depot to buy a toilet flange. And while my dad wandered through the store, hunting for flanges, my mom and I stopped to admire Continue reading