Hardware on the Square, the only place to get lumber in San Augustine County, has a great staff. Joe and Buster will show you tips and tricks to do little jobs around your house. These tips will save you time and money and make you laugh while you learn. So buckle up and enjoy this week’s exciting trip through the weird and wonderful world of DIY projects you can do at home.
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In this video, we will show you how we have learned to use one simple item that you probably have in your kitchen to solve a problem.

 

 

 

Toilet flapper chains sometimes get hung up. When this happens, the flapper can’t make a good seal, and water will run constantly.  This is wasteful and in many places expensive. If you have a water well, it puts extra strain on your well pump. Either way, this little hack can save you a lot of money.

 

How to fix this annoying problem with one simple item!

 

When your toilet flapper chain hangs up, it is so annoying. You can hear water running, and you know it is costing you money. You yell in the bathroom, “Jiggle the handle!” This can be annoying and even embarrassing. Once my daughter yelled at some house guests, “Jiggle the handle!” while they were staying at the house and using the guest bathroom. Where is that face palm emoji?  

 

Here are the quick steps to solve this problem!

 

  • Carefully remove the tank lid.
  • Turn the water off at the valve under the toilet.
  • Remove the flapper and chain.
  • Cut 2 pieces of a simple drinking straw about 2 inches long.
  • Thread the chain through the drinking straw.
  • Reinstall the chain and flapper.
  • Turn the water back on.
  • Give it a test flush.
  • Replace the lid carefully.

 

What if this did not work?

 

We are always here for good advice at Hardware on the Square. We are here to help you on this and other projects. If you are having a hard time, you can call us at (936) 275-9474, or come in for a visit.   You can see these products that we mention in this post in our store, or we even have a super online store you can visit at HardwareOnTheSquare.com

 

Hardware on the Square is a small-town hardware store with a coffee shop and pizza restaurant inside.

 

We do our best to provide you with the best customer experience imaginable. We have everything from nails, screws, and hammers to outdoor furniture and grills. You name it, we probably have it! And if we don’t, just ask us for what you need because chances are we can get it for you in no time flat.

 

I hope you visit us and see our great selection of lumber and other hardware items. We also have the best coffee shop in San Augustine as well as the top-rated pizza in town. Come visit us and enjoy the experience of an old-fashioned hardware store in the “Cradle of Texas!”