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Old 08-01-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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I need some advice pertaining to a plumbling problem that i am having....

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Me too, funny coincidence. Care to elaborate?

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Old 08-01-2010, 04:08 PM   #3
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Everytime i flush my toilet black specks are coming up in the bowl, can you help???
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take off the lid on the tank. see if there is debris in the tank. Is so, turn off the supply valve feeding the toilet, flush it to drain the tank and clean it out with a shop-vac and Brillo pad.
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Okay i will do that, but how can i prevent this from happening again???
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If you are using the handy toilet bowl cleaners that you drop in the tank there's a good chance that they are harming the inside workings of the tank: A LOT OF MANUFACTORS DO NO ALLOW THEM!
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If you are using the handy toilet bowl cleaners that you drop in the tank there's a good chance that they are harming the inside workings of the tank: A LOT OF MANUFACTORS DO NO ALLOW THEM!
My first thought reading this thread was that the rubber parts are disolving
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If you are using the handy toilet bowl cleaners that you drop in the tank there's a good chance that they are harming the inside workings of the tank: A LOT OF MANUFACTORS DO NO ALLOW THEM!
Exactly! They'll not only corrode and deteriorate all of the plastic and rubber parts; but if you use the kinda that turns the water blue, and you ever have an overflow, it'll stain the heck outta your linoleum, tile, etc.
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Thank you all for your quick responds, however, i do not use the bowl cleaners. The debris that's coming from the master bathroom is now coming through the guest bathroom also. Do you all think this is a septic problem???
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I have seen black scaly stuff in toilets before. What is that... mold? anyone..
If your gaskets are getting old you'd be best to replace all the guts IMO.
How old is the toilet?

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sounds like it is the water supply. Maybe the city is working on the lines and kicking up dirt.
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The house was just built in 2007 and i am the only person to live in it. So the toilet is only like 3 years old....... Somebody help me please
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Thank you all for your quick responds, however, i do not use the bowl cleaners. The debris that's coming from the master bathroom is now coming through the guest bathroom also. Do you all think this is a septic problem???
We need more information. Do you mean it's backing up through the drains or it's coming out when water is running in the bowl?
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The debri is coming through the water whenever the toilet is flushed.... I can see the debri sitting in the bottom of my tank. It's not a lot, but enough to cause me to pay attention to it.
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Sounds like minerals, scale or dirt in your water supply. I bet you'll find some in your faucet aerator too.

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