Iâ€™m not saying that calling a plumber to do this job makes you a weenie — no, I would never suggest that. But replacing the guts of your toilet is a simple thing that you can actually do yourself — and it will impress other people in your household.
Speaking of home repairs, nobodyâ€™s going to fault you for bringing in an electrician; electricity can kill you or burn your house down — but whatâ€™s the worst that can happen with plumbing? You get wet.
No need to get into specifics on how to do it here, thatâ€™s what the internet is for. Suffice to say all you really need is a pair of pliers and maybe a screwdriver– and the only pliers you should have are Channellocks. A couple of bottles of beer couldnâ€™t hurt, either.
After an hour or so, you can transform your anemic toilet into a supersonic poop machine that whisks away waste in a ferocious whirlpool of fury. You may get up in the middle of the night and flush it, just to marvel at how awesome it is — and how talented you are for making it happen. But that would be a waste of water.