[Greenbuilding] Fixture Folly

Kathy Cochran kathys_old_house at goldrush.com
Mon Dec 19 16:55:22 PST 2011


Muriatic acid works great!  I cleaned up a toilet that had been exposed to
rusty well water for a long time, (I had to take it outside of course) and
now the toilet looks brand new !

Kathy Cochran
San Andreas, California

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Ben,
What "acid" do you use?  I haven't found anything common that works.
Thanks,
Bill

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From: Benjamin Pratt <benjamin.g.pratt at gmail.com>
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Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:53:23 
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Subject: Re: [Greenbuilding] Fixture Folly

just remove the old one, clean it up (use an acid to get rid of all
the calcium and lime deposits if neccessary), go to the hardware store
and get new washers, o rings, and seats if it needs them.
Should work as good as new, cost you less than 10 bucks, and still be
original to the house (if that matters).
I've done this many times--did one just yesterday, actually.

Remember "renew" is one of the 3 R's

Ben



On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 12:45 PM, Kat <molasses at q.com> wrote:
> It's not the valves that limit the shower output, it's the shower head.
>
> It sounds to me like just about any modern tub fixture would meet your
> needs.  I guess maybe I don't quite understand the problems.
>
> -Kat
>
>
> On 12/19/2011 8:22 AM, J M Alden wrote:
>>
>>
>>        Shower fixtures only do 2.5 gallons per minute.  So if I tried to
>> go with shower controls, I guess I'd have to go with two sets, which
seems
>> unnecessarily clumsy.
>>
>>
>>
>
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