Tub and Toilet Techniques
In This Chapter
• Cosmetic improvements for the tub
• How to clear tub and toilet clogs
• How to stop a running toilet in its tracks
• Toilet innards, old and new
Tubs and toilets are sturdy fixtures; most last for years without any major problems. If you have an old, porcelain enamel-coated cast iron tub, you can improve its looks by repairing chips with a kit from the home center. And you can guard against moisture problems around the tub by occasionally renewing the bond between tub and wall.
As for the toilet, there’s a lot you can do to improve the way it works beyond the old “jiggle the handle” trick, which rarely fixes one of its potential problems, and then, only temporarily.