Yellow scale in toilet pan
April 2, 2006 3:10 AM Subscribe
Why am I getting a an unpleasant buildup of scale on my toilet and how can I stop it?
posted by lunkfish to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
When I moved into this place, the toilet already had a big buildup of yellow scale. After a while, the smell started getting noticable, like rank old urine.
I got some descaler from the plumbing supplies place - hydrochloric acid or 'spirit of salts' and cleaned it off. This sorted out the smell as well.
A few weeks later, and the scale along with it's odour is coming back. As you can see in the picture, it's starting under the water level, but it was over the whole toilet before. The water hardness is the same as other places I've lived in, and my toilet habits have not undergone any drastic changes.