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Sorry if you're currently eating, but desperate circumstances call for yadda yadda yadda. :skep:

Had a tenant move out very recently. Apparently the guy was, er, ah... not so good at cleaning the toilets. As in, really very bad at it. As in, I wonder if he ever did it, for the whole two years he was in the unit.

Anyhoo, conventional means of getting the toidies clean have failed thus far. Scrubbing with elbow grease and ajax only does so much. There's, ah, a significant and extremely stubborn residue, shall we say.

So, it has to be asked: What the eff gets rid of the equivalent of 'baked-on' sh**? :shocked:

I await teh Lownge's collective wisdom in this matter.
 

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OMG. Go down to Home Depot and buy a new toilet for $90 and 30min to install.
Deduct if from his security deposit.
Quick and easy solution. BTW, get a toto drake...
 

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OMG. Go down to Home Depot and buy a new toilet for $90 and 30min to install.
Deduct if from his security deposit.
Totally agree. Get that sh!tter out of there. If fact, I'd find out where the guy moved to and I'd leave the old crapper on his front lawn with a note saying "you forgot this".
 

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try scrubbing with Bar Keepers Friend...I've salvaged some pretty nasty-looking porcelain sinks with it.
 

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Sulfuric acid will work, but I don't guarantee you'll have a functioning toilet afterwards.
 

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Seond post I saw this mentioned. What is so special about a Toto Drake?

It's an inside joke.

When we were renovating and converting 1 large Bathroom into 2 regular sized ones, my wife was worried about getting a low flow (required by law) toilet that wouldn't clog on guests. (We have a few friends in very high end new houses that continually end up with clogged toilets at parties and my wife hates it) After a ton of research, she determined that the Toto Drake was the best at getting high pressure flushes from the reduced amount of water allowed per flush. I had budgeted normal $100 toilets and pushed back when I saw the price of the Drake. My wife was adamant. We were meeting with contractors at the time getting bids for the plumbing rough in and after the second guy told us he wouldn't put anything in his own home other than a Toto Drake, I had to surrender.

I told this story when I was going through our renovation and it became something some like to keep reminding me of.

Len

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/lounge/bathroom-renovation-275452.html
http://forums.roadbikereview.com/lounge/bathroom-renovation-update-276277.html
http://forums.roadbikereview.com/lounge/bathroom-renovation-continuing-277861.html
http://forums.roadbikereview.com/lounge/tiling-hard-work-277273.html
http://forums.roadbikereview.com/lounge/best-lid-plans-277774.html
 

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Quick and easy solution. BTW, get a toto drake...
Double bingo! They aren't cheap, but they're the best toilets out there hands down. I replaced all my toilets in my house with Totos when I bought it. I could flush a roast beef down the thing. They make a version that has a non stick surface.

Then again, it's a rental, so maybe a $150 Kohler from Home Depot would do. At any rate, don't waste your time scrubbing it. And yeah, damage deposit item.

And get a couple wax rings, since the first one never seats right.
 

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At this point anything that gets it clean will EF up the porcelain to the point where it won't stay clean. I concur with the "buy a new cheap one." Which might mean new, but you might be able to find one second hand at a place that does architectural salvage as well.
 

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Sulfuric acid will work, but I don't guarantee you'll have a functioning toilet afterwards.
No, don't use this. Use Hydrochloric Acid... aka liquid pool acid. It won't destroy PVC or Ceramic sewage plumbing.

Be very careful, eye, hand and face protection.
 

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Totally agree. Get that sh!tter out of there. If fact, I'd find out where the guy moved to and I'd leave the old crapper on his front lawn with a note saying "you forgot this".
I agree. And take the cost of replacing the toilet out of his security deposit refund.
 

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Pics or . . .

NO, HIRE A PRO!
 

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Double bingo! They aren't cheap, but they're the best toilets out there hands down. I replaced all my toilets in my house with Totos when I bought it. I could flush a roast beef down the thing. They make a version that has a non stick surface.

Then again, it's a rental, so maybe a $150 Kohler from Home Depot would do. At any rate, don't waste your time scrubbing it. And yeah, damage deposit item.
Well, hopefully the OP has a security deposit they can hold back part or all of to make the repairs

And get a couple wax rings, since the first one never seats right.
That shouldn't be. If the flange is properly set then it should be straight forward. But if the flange is too hi/low well then that's different.
 

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It's an inside joke.

When we were renovating and converting 1 large Bathroom into 2 regular sized ones, my wife was worried about getting a low flow (required by law) toilet that wouldn't clog on guests. (We have a few friends in very high end new houses that continually end up with clogged toilets at parties and my wife hates it) After a ton of research, she determined that the Toto Drake was the best at getting high pressure flushes from the reduced amount of water allowed per flush. I had budgeted normal $100 toilets and pushed back when I saw the price of the Drake. My wife was adamant. We were meeting with contractors at the time getting bids for the plumbing rough in and after the second guy told us he wouldn't put anything in his own home other than a Toto Drake, I had to surrender.

I told this story when I was going through our renovation and it became something some like to keep reminding me of.

Len

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/lounge/bathroom-renovation-275452.html
http://forums.roadbikereview.com/lounge/bathroom-renovation-update-276277.html
http://forums.roadbikereview.com/lounge/bathroom-renovation-continuing-277861.html
http://forums.roadbikereview.com/lounge/tiling-hard-work-277273.html
http://forums.roadbikereview.com/lounge/best-lid-plans-277774.html
Double bingo! They aren't cheap, but they're the best toilets out there hands down. I replaced all my toilets in my house with Totos when I bought it. I could flush a roast beef down the thing. They make a version that has a non stick surface.

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So, Toto's the Trek of toilets?
 

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