very little space in the waste basket. Maybe I could sell those wads to
start charcoal fires!
I've been keeping a sprayer with borax by the sink a couple of months,
dispensing it several times a day. Last night I saw my first roach in a
long time. It was on the dining-room carpet. Their speed can be
frustrating for a hunter without a shotgun, so I got my sprayer and
turned the nozzle to squirt.
Borax won't hurt a carpet. It will kill a bug before long, but the
immediate effect is uncertain. It made him so slow that stepping on him
I have this stubborn calcium deposit stuck to my toilet bowl, and I've
tried everything I can find off the store shelves that I'd normally
clean it with and nothing seems to work. I actually got some of it to
chip off, but it's a pain to even get that to come off. Is there
anything safe I can use that'll dissolve the calcium deposits that isn't
a nasty acid of some sort?
What a coincidence! I bought a cheap low-flow toilet 19 years ago. I'd
use CLR and and the kind of abrasive pad that looks a little like an air
filter, to keep the rim clean, but it was only a few days ago that I
paid attention to the dark stains at the bottom.
I waited until I wouldn't need the toilet for a couple of hours. I shut
off the water, flushed, shoved in a brush to push some of the remaining
water out, and added a maybe 1/2 ounce of CLR. When I came back and
brushed, dark cloudiness showed it was working.
I discovered that 15 minutes after shutting off the water and flushing,
the bowl might be full again. Without much water in the tank to press
the flapper down, I guess it can seep.
I repeated it whenever the toilet would be idle for a period of hours.
Sometimes I used CLR and sometimes vinegar. The cloudiness when I came
back and brushed showed that they both worked.
That cheap toilet has a corner at the very bottom. That was the last
spot to come clean. Some recommend muriatic acid, but I'd be afraid of
pitting the glazing.
Of course, CLR is an evil wicked strong acid
that is responsible for the death of baby
kittens in Nigeria, on odd numbered Wednesdays.
I'd love to hear that you tried a strong acid,
found it worked nicely and might do it next
time. I've used HCl acid in my toilet bowl, and
it did clear up the calcium scale. Gave out some
fumes, which were nasty for a while. Sigh.
Christopher A. Young
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On Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11:38:15 AM UTC-4, Muggles wrote:
yes, it leads to the interior bowl rim where the water comes out to make the flush. when they get clogged the flush tends to just swirl around, and solids dont go down:(
muractic acid isnt a problem. open windows, turn on bath fan if you have one, wear safety glasses..
i intentionally put muriatic acid on my arm, it was a bit warm, and after a couple minutes i washed it off.
couldnt tell anything had occured
fear of acids is overblown.
although always dd acid to water, adding water to acid can cause splashing
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