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Shameless plug: I love my Pumie Heavy Duty Scouring Stick. Mine's more a scouring nubbin right now, but that's ok, I'll show you why...

Before I start, let me say that I knew these toilets were this way when I married my husband. I'd been throwing random effort at them on my visits for 3 years or so. He'd been occasionally working on them too. So when I moved in, the toilets were gross-looking, but really, it's just the hard water, they were pretty sanitary. But god, they were ugly. (ETA: He wants me to mention that they were pretty gross when he moved in, too. Five years ago.)

See? Gross. And a regular toilet brush did nothing for them.

But yesterday I dropped $2 on a pumice stick. And wow. See, after 15 minutes, this is what that toilet looked like:

Much better. Unfortunately, by that point, the stick was becoming nubbinish, so I couldn't get the same leverage as before, so after another 15 minutes, I decided it was good enough. (ETA: Chris couldn't believe I spent 30 minutes on this. I can't believe he thought 5 years of hard-water buildup would come off in five minutes.)

And that'll just do for now. Or at least till Menard's restocks their pumice sticks.

Date: 2006-10-12 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

my mom once had luck using vinegar, since the stains she was dealing with were mostly calcium deposits(?) The vinegar + scrubbing slowly melted them away.

but your way is quicker.

Date: 2006-10-12 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I expect to use vinegar to keep them this way. Vinegar helped a lot with the sinks, and it's helping the shower too.

Date: 2006-10-13 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
dude I so need one of those. Does Home Depot have them? I don't have Menards out in the OC

Date: 2006-10-13 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I would think so.


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