My house water is supplied by a well. This basically means that items that use water, will die, and require replacement much sooner than that of a city house. This time around it was the toilets. I had the old 3 gallon flush toilets that were original to the house. They were beginning to leak and run constantly, as well as the little holes around the rim, were plugging up from mineral deposits. I finally gave in, and replaced both of them, to stop the leaks, and subsequent running of the well when it was not needed. Of course, going to the 1.6 gallon flush will also reduce the water consumption, and use of the well also. Unit one, the master bedroom, goes in first. I'm surprised that the installation goes smoothly, and without any need for verbal "persuasion." I then decided to wait to do the second one, as that toilet was not in as bad of shape. After having supper, and not finding anything of interest on TV, my mind kept going back to the unfinished project. I gave in, and decided to get the job done. The second old one comes out as easily as the first one did. Putting the new one in place, results in the bolts slipping out of alignment. No biggie. However, in the process of moving the new commode out of the way, one bolt comes out of the anchor, and down the hole it goes. Damn, now I need a new bolt, and cannot find any of the "spares" that I just KNOW I have lying around - somewhere. My neighbour cannot find any of his spares either. Job will now wait untill day two. I stuff a rag in the hole to keep the sewer funk (septic stink in my case) out. I get up to get ready for work next morning. I'm getting ready for work, and hear the telltale sound of water running. It's coming from the new commode. I pull the top, and sure enough, the valve is seeping, and is overflowing into the center tube. I make a few quick adjustments, and get it stopped - again. How it decided that it needed to fill the tank higher, after several test flushes, is beyond me. I stop at Home Depot on the way home from work, and buy another set of bolts for the anchor. I get home, and the second toilet installs with perfect ease in less than 20 minutes. I check for leaks, and find all is well. I call it a night, and proceed to enjoy the evening, before going to bed late. I get up the next morning, and head into the second bathroom to feed the cats. My floor is squishing and gurgling when I walk into the bathroom. Huh? Water is seeping through the seams on the laminate flooring. I look around, and find a large puddle behind the toilet. Cursing, I get a rag, and clean up the mess. The hose, from the wall to the tank, that was just fine last night no less, has water dripping rapidly from it. I shut off the water, and drain the tank. Now I'm off to the hardware store, to replace a freshy defective hose. I get home, and replace the hose - no leaks. I try to get as much of the water out of the floor as possible, but it still squishes and gurgles. I'm now shuddering at the thought of having to rip that floor out, which was just installed 18 months ago, and replace it, if it buckles. :cussing: THIS is why I hate to do any sort of "home improvement" projects.