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Old 03-16-2019, 04:58 PM   #1
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I took the tip off of my kitchen faucet and found some calcium pieces in the screen
Should I flush the system with some CLR or is there something else that would help
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:09 PM   #2
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I took the tip off of my kitchen faucet and found some calcium pieces in the screen
Should I flush the system with some CLR or is there something else that would help
It probably came from the water heater... very common. Many/most or us just clean out all faucet screens and go on with life.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:03 AM   #3
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X2 what Mr. Dan said, check the screens now and then and flush your water heater once a season.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:40 AM   #4
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California has heavy water and it constantly clogged the small screen on the toilet valve. . I started filtering the fresh water as I filled up AND I put an in-line filter on the toilet water supply. This way I can quickly clean the filter if needed without having to remove the toilet to access the valve.
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Please don't use CLR!! If you flush your water heater with CLR be prepared to replace your water heater!
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Old 03-23-2019, 01:08 PM   #6
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Once a year, either at end of season or before sanitizing your water system do this to remove 99% of lime buildup in the water heater:


1. Drain the water heater and replace annode or plug. Do NOT bypass water heater

2. Fill the water heater with a solution of 50/50 water and white vinegar. (use whatever method you have for filling system with anti-freeze. Intent is to fill water heater with the solution. Since the water heater is empty, the solution will first fill it. (Open the pressure relief valve until full)

3. Either turn on water heater and wait 1-2 hours or let sit overnight.
4. Open the relief valve.
5. Drain water heater and flush thoroughly.


If you do a web search, there are severl u-tubes on this process. Vinegar solution will not harm you or the WH, and any residual taste will disipate quickly.
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