Sometimes I just don't feel like doing it the right way and I 'improvise'. I can't be the only one who's done it so feel free to share your stories. Who knows - some of them might be useful to others. A few weeks ago, I had to replace the shutoff valve for a toilet. Of course, this required shutting of the water for the whole house. Afterward, I noticed that it had a leak and tightened it up a bit more. However, it still leaks about one drop every 5 minutes or so. I didn't feel like shutting off the water again so I put together an evaporator. The paper dries as fast as it gets wet so it works perfect for me. I figure that the minerals in the water will eventually clog the leak.