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Re: toilet trouble

Posted By: Tony Snook
Sunday, 24 October 1999, at 6:01 p.m.

In Response To: toilet trouble (Janel Ortiz)

Two of the handiest things to have around the house are vinegar and baking soda. In your case vinegar might solve your problem. Whether you are on city water or well water you'd be surprised at the gunk in your water supply. Since your problem is in the guest bath it probably doesn't get used that much so I would look for the culprit in the toilet tank. Is there slime build up on the inside of the tank? If so pour about a quart to half gallon of plain old vinegar in the tank and let it sit for about a day. If the problem is slime buildup around the water outlet the vinegar should dissolve it after soaking about a day. A couple of flushes should clear up the problem. If that doesn't do it you probably need to disassemble the apparatus in the tank and clean the slime and mineral scale out. If that doesn't do the trick then you've probably got mineral scale built up in the line coming into the toilet. That requires replacing some water line. Good luck

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