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Old 07-01-2015, 04:30 PM   #1
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How do I get my toilet clean from calcium build up? Graphic pic

How can I get this toilet clean? I assume it is calcium buildup. I cant scrub the flap hard because Im afraid I will break it but I cant even get this brown stuff off of the walls. Any advice?
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:22 PM   #2
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I don't think the "brown stuff" is calcium. Is the bowl plastic or ceramic? I was going to suggest vinegar but that may destroy the rubber seal. Ask a plumber what they would use.
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:31 PM   #3
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Looks to be ceramic. I would remove the toilet, remove the valve and clean with whatever will remove the stain. Just don't damage the seals when disassembling or reassembling. Use plumbers grease (silicon-Danco) when reassembling.
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Try toothpaste, works wonders without to much fuss. Just use the DW brush.. Not your own. I've used magic erasers before to get all sorts of stuff off as well.
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I used dilute vinegar and sealed the drain with plumber putty
I didn't remove just packed around it even with floor
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Old 07-02-2015, 12:19 PM   #6
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If it's porcelain, try pouring a bottle of coca cola in it and let sit for a while, then brush clean. The phosphoric acid in coke should loosen the buildup. If possible, use a bowl mop, not a bristle brush. Bowl mop looks like a big soft cotton swap. It nearly allows the chemical to work.
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I just had to scrub my Sea-Land toilet in my trottage. Iron buildup, just used a toilet brush carefully. Toothpaste works on hard lime scale on my taps and I will try it on the toilet next time, thanks for the idea.
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may be rust. get rust remover available at any grocery store. if that doesn't work try bleach. soak either of these for a half hour. that isn't long enough to damage seals but will tell you if it is organic or inorganic.
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I just had to scrub my Sea-Land toilet in my trottage. Iron buildup, just used a toilet brush carefully. Toothpaste works on hard lime scale on my taps and I will try it on the toilet next time, thanks for the idea.
I've only have a little build up but I'm going to try your suggestion of toothpaste. I have used toothpaste as putty on walls and to clean brass but didn't know it could clean hard lime scale too. Will also test toothpaste on the taps at home.
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toothpaste is an abrasive and will scratch a plastic toilet
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