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        House is 2 years old, community well serving 125 homes.
        Had the water tested by 2 different firms, both results consistent at a Hardness of 7GPG, pH at 6.7 and 0 Iron content. Installed a Watts ScaleNet tank, with a carbon fiber filter in front of it. In spite of that, all the toilet bowls have staining. I wouldn't call it rust, more like a residue stain from the water filling the bowl after flushing. Tried several cleaners, CLR, Goof-Off and other homemade concoctions. Nothing works. The odd thing is that there is no staining in any of the porcelain sinks. Any ideas?
         
        Posts: 45 | Registered: Aug 12, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Here's a link to a few other posts on cleaning toilet stains. They may not be specific to hard water stains but perhaps they'll help.

        http://boards.diynetwork.com/e...rum_scope=1921916776
         
        Posts: 1925 | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        sounds like iron bacteria staining, try a sodium bisulfate cleaner in the toilets. I will warn you, if there are any asthmatics in the house, this will clog 'em up reall good.


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5811 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        We have occasionally had the streaking from the sides/fill ports. I just use a wet pumice stone (Pumie is a common brand at hardware/some grocery stores cleaning isle). Cleaned it right off. Important to keep the surface and stone wet, so you can better see your progress. Might use a spray bottle with just water.
         
        Posts: 6894 | Location: Plains and Mountains | Registered: Sep 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        When the last time the tank was cleaned?
        I use a product called "The Works" and a prumus stone.
        Any Dollar store or Wal-Mart carry's The Works.
        Super strong stuff.


        joecaption
         
        Posts: 18032 | Location: Hartfield VA | Registered: Jan 31, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I'd also suspect galvanized pipes except that the home is only 2 yrs old. Bar keepers friend would work well.

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        Posts: 168 | Registered: Dec 11, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        I have the SAME problem; NEW White; TOTO Toilet; water stains, after the
        bowl fills up; leaves a hard water ring; Do this; Get a Scotch brite
        green pad, Wear rubber gloves; and USE COMET POWDER and scrub!!
        or: Use the scotchguard + CLR and rub the hell outta it!!! comes off.
         
        Posts: 229 | Location: Chelsea, New York | Registered: Mar 19, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        If it is just the hard water ring you are removing? I have found a pumice stone works just as well, no need to get your hands in the water (just dip the end of the stone/stick) and it scrapes it right off. And no chemicals are needed.Wink
         
        Posts: 6894 | Location: Plains and Mountains | Registered: Sep 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        things that are not normally talked about.....
        Hemorrhoid bleeding
        Menstrual cycles


        Some infections
        http://www.livestrong.com/arti...se-stools-in-adults/


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        Posts: 885 | Registered: Jan 29, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        sb


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5811 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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