Toilet works: slow flushing toilet
September 15, 2008 2:42 PM Subscribe
My toilet is flushing slowly. Sometimes it takes 3+ flushes to completely remove waste.
I have completely replaced all of the internals, and tried the CLR method. I have even manually cleared out the return / fill holes. It has helped some, but not enough.
I think I need to use something stronger than CLR, like muriatic acid.
The problem is I am on a septic tank and everything I read says do not use the muriatic acid method if you are on septic as it will kill all of the beneficial bacteria in the septic tank.
So, my thoughts are to use the muriatic acid to clean out the bowl, but before the first flush, use baking soda to neutralize the acid as much as possible. Then flush. After about a week, add some RidX to help restore some of the lost bacteria and after another week or so, add another box of RidX.
Is this a sound plan or should I abandon the muriatic acid idea completely?
posted by twistedmetal to Home & Garden (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite