Plumbing Tip Could Save You Money

Toilets have little holes under the lip inside the toilet that can build up calcium in the holes.

Flush the toilet and the water rises high and goes down slowly but does not give that gurgle at the end of a full flush. No amount of plunging helped. Using a wire coat hanger, wiggle a piece of wire in each little hole to dislodge the calcium buildup.


It was a number of years ago that our tenant had a problem and this is what the plumber did and told him about it.
I had forgotten about this until I had a problem.

Before calling the plumber, I figured what the heck did I have to lose?

Worked like a charm! Saved big bucks; plumbers don't work cheap!

About The Author: Syd Barr is a longtime ThriftyFun News reader and contributor.


September 22, 20070 found this helpful

Another tip:

before removing the toilet try using a shop vac to either suck it out or blow it down.

remove the water first, then put shop vac hose in as far as possible, push a towel around the hose in the toilet, to make it suck better.

If this doesn't work then pull the toilet, but its worth a try,

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