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I HAVE A LOT OF LIME BUILDUP IN THE TOILETS DUE TO WELL WATER ANY IDEAS HOW TO GET RID OF IT .CAN IT BE DISSOLVED. Answered

LIME BUILDUP IN TOILETS (WELL WATER) IN PLACES THAT CAN'T BE SCRAPED .CAN IT BE DISSOLVED?

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Have you used CLR? It stands for Calcium Lime Rust and it removes buildup of all 3. I've used it to get rid of the buildup on our shower heads, in our toilet, and to rehab an old stainless steel sink we salvaged. This with a little elbow grease should do the trick. CLR is available at most places like a big box store (Wal-Mart) or a hardware store.
:) Good luck!

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mikeasaurus

8 years ago

The build-up may be caused from hard water. You may need to explore a water softener installed between the well and your house connection point.

To remove deposits, the easiest way is to physically remove it with some elbow grease. For in accessible areas you can try pouring boiling water over scales and then scraping.

Without addressing the problem it will only be a matter of time before the build-up returns. Good luck!

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jeff-o

9 years ago

A whole lot of vinegar, left to sit for a while? BTW, you can drain the toilet more easily by turning off the valve and flushing. It'll flush once, but won't refill.

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ryugatana

9 years ago

TURN OFF CAPS LOCK. See... no caps.

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SFHandyman

9 years ago

There is a kind of toilet brush that has a big puffy head on it, like a giant q-tip. Use that to push the water out of the bowl. Just force it down into the drain. You are making the water slosh over the bend in the pipe. Once you get some of the water out you can get to the ring without getting wet or diluting cleaners. Scrub the ring down with a pumice stone or use something like Lime-Away to dissolve it. It might sound unbelievable, but if you just start swishing the toilet everyday, the ring won't form again. I do it everyday without any cleaner at all, and it stays perfectly clean, like brand new.

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CHARGEUUPSFHandyman

Answer 9 years ago

I DID ALL OF THAT. THE LIME IS BUILDING UP LIKE SCALE IN INSIDE THE TOILET BOWL HOUSING WHERE IT CAN'T BE REACHED,NEEDS TO BE DISOLVED ANY IDEAS ? THANKS ,MARK