I use bromine tablets in my hot tub all the time. Then I use chlorine pucks
(Lysol?) that seem to be very similar, and put these in the water resivoir
of my toilet. Today, when I was refilling my hot tub, I suddenly came to
the realization that perhaps the bromine tablets and the Lysol tablets I put
in the toilet are probably very similar. Yet, the bromine/chlorine tablets
for the hot tub are probably something like 1/8th the cost of the lysol
ones. Any reason why I can't use ordinary bromine/chlorine tablets designed
for pools/tubs in my toliet??
The question I have to ask is, why any tablet at all in the toilet? I have
owned houses with flush toilets for 50 years and have never put anything in
the tank except the water that comes in by the fill pipe. It seems to me that
people think any gimmick that merchandisers come up with to separate you from
your money becomes a "must have" item. Your toilet will keep working trouble
free much longer if you keep all those additive products, that are coming in
contact with the plastic and rubber parts and seals, out of them
You can use either bromine of chorline Hon. Bromine is a sanitizer (kills
germs) and chlorine is an oxidizer (removes germs). I would recommend chlorine
rather than bromine here. Do not add anything else with it though. Chlorine and
some other chemicals make for bad business.
Yep, absolutely right. You can use whatever you want.
But I suggest neither of them.
Well, start with the "Blue Goo" story, which can exist
even if the manufacturer doesn't use the dye as a marker
to signal that it's 'still there'.
Then read about how your warrantee on the 'guts' of the toilet
are void if you use the chlorine products.
So much for the chlorine products. But as far as I know,
the same doesn't apply to bromine, so if something is used,
AS THOUGH IT WERE NEEDED, I would suggest bromine,
and against chlorine tablets.
thanks for the link to the BLUE GOO info........................i didn't know
that, and i will be passing it along to my
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I have very high iron content in my water and I use chlorine in the tank to
settle the iron out before it gets to the bowl. I have used tablets but I
find they eat the rubber flapper.
I have tried two solutions:
1) http://www.puricle.com .
2) Buy a bottle of liquid Blue Vanish. Remove the cap, throw out the blue
gunk, and refill with chlorine bleach.
Both systems work. I prefer the Bleach in a bottle solution.
I have also tried pool tablets in the toilet and I think the major
difference is dissolveability. Pool tablets don't seem to be packed as hard
and therefore dissolve faster. opinion only.
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