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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Sealing Against Stains On Toilet Bowl

    Thanks to all for the replies.

    I'll try the razor blade. ...And check out the house filter thing. Sounds like -exactly- what I need.

    If that doesn't do the trick, is there some sort of 'home re-finishing' kit to resurface the inside of the bowl without removing it?

    ---JC

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    Default Re: Sealing Against Stains On Toilet Bowl

    If you want to re-glaze the toilet bowl yourself, you can find a kit in stores or on line.

    But there is a better solution: replace the bowl. Dollar for dollar, replacing is better than messing with refinishing, and it's about the same price, if you do it yourself.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Sealing Against Stains On Toilet Bowl

    Thanks. I'll give it a think. It seems pretty wasteful to replace the thing just for some stains. We're becoming a bit more concerned about trash and landfills and all that.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Sealing Against Stains On Toilet Bowl

    Just wanted to add:
    1. The razor blade thing really works... at least for part of the problem. There are some stains that are on the surface and for some reason, the blade breaks the bond without scratching.

    The really bad ones are clearly -in- the glazing, chemically.

    I did check out the whole house filter @ Lowes and the guy there... who actually seemed to know a thing or two... made 2 points:
    1. You can get away with an inexpensive filter housing, what -matters- is getting the right insert. Apparently they make all kinds, each optimised for different 'thingees'.


    2. He stressed using valves on either side and having a -real- plumber do the work because it's the one connection you can't afford to have -any- leaks. I had thought to use those no-solder valves, but he felt like it wasn't the kind of thing to go cheap on.

    Your thoughts?

    ---JC

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