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Whats the best product to stop limescale in a toilet?
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Old 16-10-2006, 8:11 PM
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Default Whats the best product to stop limescale in a toilet?

I have just bought a new bathroom suite and am determined to allow no limescale to build up in the toilet!

What do others use either in the cistern or hanging from the side to avoid a limescale build up?

I really want to know as a lot of the products are expensive to try out so Mse'ers knowledge would really come in handy
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Old 16-10-2006, 10:08 PM
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Kleeneze, £4.99 Toilet descaler, it is blimmin fantastic!!!!!
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I used to work in customer service at a toilet manufacturer. You'll only normally get limescale if the cistern is leaking continuously into the pan. Cure the leak and 9 times out of 10 you'll cure the limescale
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citric acid is the best thing to use to remove limescale. some people have tried white vinegar (acetic acid) its also good to use but i thin it could be a bit too powerful.

safeway limescale remover will do the trick round your bathroom, its trickier in the toilet especially at the bottom of the bowl since its under water
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Decent water from your local water supplier.


Ours comes from the Lake District.


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Old 17-10-2006, 12:27 AM
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I have heard that Coca Cola is a great toilet cleaner, but have not put it to the test yet. (I read it on here somewhere.)
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My friend has 2 strong magnets in the toilet cistern says its stopped her limescale.
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Old 17-10-2006, 2:01 AM
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harpic toilet cleaner (states it removes all limescale,) woosh under the rim and leave - does the trick every time!!
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Old 17-10-2006, 6:40 AM
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harpic toilet cleaner (states it removes all limescale,) woosh under the rim and leave - does the trick every time!!
yes me too! regular use needed about once a week and leave overnight without flushing loo. My loo had terrible limescale due to v hard water but now looks like new! Also I gently brush around the rim of the pan and bottom where the water is to loosen any scale at the start ie once i've put the stuff on.
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Old 17-10-2006, 8:21 AM
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If you can get yourself into Makro (or the likes) try the 'Professional' toilet ducks. This one has lovely chemicals in it that actually do the job, not the poorer versions that are sold in supermarkets. - saw this advice on another thread years ago - certainly worked for us.
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I have heard that Coca Cola is a great toilet cleaner, but have not put it to the test yet. (I read it on here somewhere.)
I have done that, leave it over-night without flushing and it is really good, that was a top tip off 'how clean is your house' xx
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Old 17-10-2006, 12:10 PM
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Another vote for Harpic Duraguard limescale Remover. It works every time!
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harpic toilet cleaner (states it removes all limescale,) woosh under the rim and leave - does the trick every time!!
I used this last weekend and its great! My new loo has been leaking for months and as a result there were pale yellow stripes down the bowl, thick bleach didn't help so I got this and it was brilliantly white again with just one treatment!

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Old 17-10-2006, 1:02 PM
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Found out the hard way never to use the in-the-cistern blocks. Apparently if you have a fairly modern and inexpensive toilet, the rubber seals/washers in the plastic flushing mechanism in the cistern will gradully become coated with the product of the block. This will the thicken the size of the seal, and pretty soon it won't seal, just slowly leak. This glop also eats into the seal, so it may need replacing. And if it is not a top of the line loo, your chances or finding a replacement seal/washer, once it goes bad after about 3-5 years, are zip!
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Install a water softener! Had ours for 10 years and no scale on anything - a very hard water area - Thames water!!
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