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Old January 17th 05, 12:12 AM
JTuran001
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Default Dirty toilet tank

Any suggestions on how to remove a slimy, rust-colored film covering the tank
and components inside without harming the mechanisms?

Thanks

JT

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Old January 17th 05, 01:19 AM
Speedy Jim
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JTuran001 wrote:

Any suggestions on how to remove a slimy, rust-colored film covering the tank
and components inside without harming the mechanisms?

Thanks

JT

If the water supply is from a well, iron bacteria produce this slime.
Add a little bleach to the tank water and scrub the tank inside with
a sponge soaked in bleach.

You can use chlorine bowl cleaning tablets in the tank, but you
may experience rapid deterioration of the rubber flapper unless
you put in the newer (red) chemical-resistant ones.

Jim
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Old January 17th 05, 05:46 AM
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I replace a toilet last week because the toilet was stained beyond
repair. I tried bleaching it and I even used some product that claimed
to be able to help but did not. What a surprise! As luck will have
it, home depot had a sale on a toilet for $59. Prices vary widely,
however not being a toilet connoisseur; I really could not appreciate
the differences between the $59 toilet and the $900 counterpart.
Nevertheless, the new toilet leaves a better impression than the
permanently **** stained toilet I had before. It took me a Sunday
afternoon to install the new unit.

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Old January 17th 05, 08:41 PM
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I usually scrub mine out with the toilet brush, and then flush. Works
nicely.

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Any suggestions on how to remove a slimy, rust-colored film covering the
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Old January 19th 05, 06:59 AM
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You are suppose to pee in the bowl, not the tank.
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Any suggestions on how to remove a slimy, rust-colored film covering the tank
and components inside without harming the mechanisms?

Thanks

JT


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Old January 22nd 05, 02:10 PM
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Try a little Iron Out in the reservoir. Let it sit overnight.


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JT



 




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