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I Found a Winner !


Last year I posted a Video about using Coke to clean the but it didn't work very well.  However, since our water is so hard and full of minerals, removing those stains from around the bathtub and more so in the bottom of the bowl is a real problem.

BINGO I have found something that works and it is simple and easy to do.  This too was found on Youtube but it involves "high acidity" Vinegar and not the "Real Thing"  (aka Coke)

Knowing that we were going to be gone for most of the day I decided to see if it works so I shut the water off and then dipped and toweled all the water from the bowl.  I then poured a Big Jug of 9% acid Vinegar in the bowl and left it all day.  When I returned I scrubbed the bowl with a stiff brush and it came clean easily.  Woo Hoo - - - next stop the upstairs bathroom.biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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Not only do we have TOO MUCH water in Texas but here in Yuppieville we also have TOO MUCH Minerals in it. Decided to use the high acidity Vinegar on the upstairs toilet and since it wasn't being used regularly, I left it soaking for 4 days. It mad a world of difference but there's still a slight ring deposit that I couldn't remove even with a plastic scouring pad. As my Pappy used to say "it'll never be seen on a flying horse". Here's a before and after pic.

Oh, I guess I need to post a boo boo of mine also. When I looked at the label on the Vinegar "my eyes" saw 9% but I noticed that I had read it wrong. It's really only 5% so don't go looking for 9% OK?



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Sunday 31st of May 2015 09:09:53 AM

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We have three ceramic thrones, 2 of which are American Standard brand, common, everyday hundred buck a copy versions. The third is a Kohler and a fancy long bowl (read expensive at over $300). That $$ pot is the only one that's a problem in that the glazing has an etched permanent ring at the water level. My wife had actually taken a sharpened putty knife to it before I looked at the surface, trying to clean it off. She has used about everything possible to clean that ring including full strength 'real' TSP. She finally called Kohler and their answer in effect was ---- just replace it and your problem will be solved as it's your problem, not ours. Guess which brand I'll not buy again in a hurry. Oh and our water, not too bad as it is treated and from either the murky Mohawk (Erie Canal, the former sewer of mid - NY) or the PCB laden Hudson Rivers.

Em, as Kohler said, just replace the toilet, and the problem will disappearconfuseconfuse



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I have used steel wool but it's really not the best idea for longevity. It just provides more places for the mineral deposits to set up housekeeping.

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Up here I can get my hands on this stuff... From a local Home Hardware Retailer. Caution the smallest drop will eat through any skin that it touches.

It will smoke anything that is clinging to the inside of any bowl. I use it about once a year to make the bowl look like new.

See if you can find a similar product down there. Has to have the 23% or better Hydrochloric Acid to work.

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Contains higher active ingredients (23% Hydrochloric Acid) for industrial and institutional use only

  • Works quickly to clean, deodorize and disinfect bowls


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My Dad used to work for TGT (aka Tenneco) at one of their Compressor Pump Stations. They pumped Natural Gas all over the Continent and the Cooper Bessemer Engines had huge Cooling Towers that sat outside the Buildings. My Dad and others would have to clean them every so often and they used Hydrochloric Acid and evolved to Muriatic Acid later I think. He has told me some horror stories of employees that allowed it to splash onto them and some even got it in their eyes so I think I'll pass on the "Good" Stuff. The older I get the more accident prone I become but thanks for telling us about it.



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