How a story fixed my toiletby Penelope Starr on Sep. 06, 2011, under Arts
The owner, Bob, left carefully written instructions around the house such as: ”The garbage is picked up on Tuesdays and Saturdays . . . Please — no grilling in the garage . . . and tiny signs taped onto the toilet tanks: To flush solids in one flush, hold handle down for 12.5 seconds.”
But then I thought about it more carefully because the plumber was scheduled to come to my house the next day to fix a slow draining toilet. Would 12.5 seconds do the trick?
It did. Then I experimented with lesser times and came up with the ideal 6 seconds. I’m happy to report that I solved the problem, was able to cancel the appointment with the plumber and saved myself a few bucks.