cleaning toilet


Old 06-16-03, 08:41 PM
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cleaning toilet

for some reason i have brown water stains in my toilet. I've used a variety of solutions to get it out. Anyone have any suggestions on what to use to get rid of this stain?
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Old 06-17-03, 04:47 AM
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Assuming you've already tried C-L-R or other heavy-duty cleaners, I would try a pumice stone/stick. Should be able to find them in either plumbing or cleaning supply section at local home center. Follow the directions on the package.
Old 06-17-03, 06:10 AM
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try one of those tank tablets....i think it's called "2000 flushes" or something like that. it's a large chlorinated tablet that you drop in the tank. as it desolves in the water it cleans the bowl. they last a long time too.
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Be warned, use of clorine tablets will deteriate the rubber parts in your toilet tank, this was cause leaks in the future.

If you like to make repairs on your toilet, then by all means use them as much as you like.
Old 06-17-03, 07:34 AM
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you're right, plumber2000, and i should have noted that when i posted. most likely the "rust" stains are from iron or minerals in the water. since water sits constantly in the bowl, it will be more noticable there. (imagine what it's doing to our also, i should have said that if they are on a septic system, not to use the tablets too much either..chlorine kills bacteria.
however, using them on an occassional basis should not hurt. another remedy would be to add bleach to the water and allow it to stand for a while. but if the stains are deeply embedded into the porcelain, then.........time for a change?
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