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Old 01-31-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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Default How to clean badly stained toilet bowl?

Have never had this problem before: how does one clean a badly stained toilet bowl when bleach can't be used due to septic system? Lime-away helped somewhat with lots of scrubbing but stiill can't get rid of obvious stain and mineral deposits. Suggestions please?
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:14 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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That other thread was really long...the best suggestion from it is a pumice stick, which you can get at Walmart. It works really well, although you should use a glove when you use it because it's rough on hands.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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That other thread was really long...the best suggestion from it is a pumice stick, which you can get at Walmart. It works really well, although you should use a glove when you use it because it's rough on hands.
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They work great.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:59 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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i read to use CLR or something like it
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Will the one-time or VERY occasional use of bleach mess up a septic tank?
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Southern NC
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Will the one-time or VERY occasional use of bleach mess up a septic tank?
Not really...but it also won't get out hard water stains or crystalized urine.
All Bleach does is disinfect, and you can use safer things for that....like vinegar.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Will the one-time or VERY occasional use of bleach mess up a septic tank?
No, it won't...but the pumice stick still works better for those really stuck-on stains.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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Pumice works great. Since they are also used on your feet for rough skin,sometimes you can find cheap pummice sticks in the nail/personal care isle of your dollar store.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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Won't pumice stone scratch the porcelain finish?
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