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92 thoughts on “How To Get Rid of Toilet Stains | How to Use Muriatic Acid to Clean Toilet Bowl

  1. Hey Daddyo, if you have kids, why are you putting acid down the toilet that potentially damages the environment, depending upon what sewage system you are on.

    Take care, my friend! This stuff isn't really a safe product for home use. It is meant to be used by trained professionals like myself. Despite what you read on the bottle, the description has been twisted over time. What 'Home-Use' really means is that professional, trained, industrial cleaners can use it to clean a household toilet, drain, etc. It is not mean to be used by the average Joe.

    For the future of the planet and for your children's future, please don't ever use caustic chemicals to clean your toilet. Use natural chemicals like white vinegar – (you can actually buy cleaning vinegar which is a bit stronger than your average consumable vinegar). For more stubborn stains use white vinegar with baking soda and put in some elbow grease.

    Your mask type (a dust mask) will not protect you against caustic fumes! This is exactly the kind of mistake a novice untrained person makes that lands them or their children in the hospital or worse.

    In addition, you should consider if people watching this might unwittingly use this method whilst they have bleach already in the toilet or a bleach block in the cistern that dissolves over time, this could cause a dangerous chlorine vapor that is poisonous and highly dangerous to health.

    Google it- if you like: Copied and pasted this for you.
    Muriatic acid is a highly reactive liquid acid, and one of the MOST DANGEROUS CHEMICALS you can buy for home use. It is an industrial-strength solution of hydrogen chloride gas dissolved in water, also known as hydrochloric acid.

    Let's hope your kids never find it if playing in the garage or shed, or where ever you keep it!

    When bleach is mixed with an acid like hydrochloric acid, it releases highly toxic chlorine gas. Most toilet bowl cleaners contain sodium hydrogen sulfate, an acid which will quickly liberate chlorine from bleach. The acrid fumes of chlorine can destroy lung tissue, cause the lungs to fill with water and in a sense cause death by drowning.

  2. The mask you're using is not the right mask for chemicals. You need a mask respirator with the matching chemical air filter. The mask you used stops dust, not toxic fumes.

  3. I just use the acid only, the water counter acts the acid. I leave it in for 24 hours, come back in holding my breath and opening any near by windows. Then flush it out.

  4. Cleaning your toilet or sink with a 50/50 mix of oil free acne wash and any kind of vinegar makes it as clean and fresh as a saints toilet in the Vatican. God bless a clean bathroom.

  5. No no no. In the tank itself there is a tube from bottom to top of tank and a little rubber hose that feeds water into that. LEAVE the water in the bowl after just one flush. Now, pour about 1 cup or a bit more of muriatic acid into the tube in the tank. Remove the rubber hose for safety while pouring. Then replace it after you have poured. Muriatic acid will drip into the bowl from the little holes under the rim of the bowl which can get very clogged in those toilets that conserve water and only use 1.6 gals to flush it. You can also pour a bit more into the bowl itself. It should be a bit higher than the water line because there was already water in the bowl. LEAVE it in there a few hours or overnight. Next, just use regular toilet brush to swirl it around and flush. That cleans it ALL out. Do this once a month. Plumber advice.

  6. Any pool supply store sells muriatic acid. Lowes and Home depot sell it in their pool supply section as well.
    You can also clean your driveway with the same ratio mix. Use a sprinkler watering can to apply it. There will be a lot of smoke or fog as it works. Let it set for a minute or two and rinse it thoroughly with a hose. If you don't it will continue eating away the concrete. It's pretty nasty stuff.
    And for fun pour some acid in a bucket outside, not indoors, then carefully drop in a piece of aluminum. Stand back. Clouds of black smoke will coming rolling out of the bucket and in a short time the aluminum will be gone.

  7. That mask is a particle mask, not for solvent, so my friend, that mask is not doing you a bit of good. Check it out on the package.

  8. What a horrible idea if you have septic tanks. No harsh chemicals. You need something that won't put chemicals in them that disrupt the digestion process of your septic system. Biodegradable.

  9. Please ~ Please ~ PLEASE ~ be VERY CAREFUL! I had a miscarriage and almost lost my life from muriatic poisoning.

  10. Forget this video and get "THE WORKS" at 99 cent or (DOLLAR) store. Its da best terlit (or any other surface cleaner) you will ever find. Want to avoid cleaning terlits all together? Have a "whole house water filter" installed and use those chlorine tabs in your terlit tanks.

  11. Even better, just pour the neat acid very slowly round the bowl, wait 5 minutes and flush. All gone. I've been doing it for years. Never seen such a long winded way of doing something simple. And you Americans have REALLY weird toilets and flushing systems..

  12. Only thing wing with this video, is needing to say hi to moms. Not just men do everything aground the house. I'm happily married for 18 years, but my hubby is a truck driver. Moms do a lot too!

  13. Thanks for the video wonderfull
    What i usually is dumpt a quart of a gallonbog of clorox in de morning before i live to work andbi alse spray some underneed whend i come back just flush it and i do it to three times a week and it's looks clean as the first day

  14. A bottle of SnoBol would be SO much easier. It's a corrosive, thick, liquid toilet bowl cleaner. No mask required and not nearly as dangerous. My mother actually used it once to clean the lime scale from a car radiator. Very hard to find in stores now but I bought a case from Ace Hardware online. I recently cleaned the lime scale from a very old cast iron bathtub. Had to soak it a couple times ,due to the thickness of the scale, but looked brand new when I finished.

  15. I thought that you made a good video. I think you should continue to make videos. There were a couple of glitches that you can fix. I do not make videos. I watch a lot of videos and feel that I can say that you are doing a great job. Perhaps a funnel for pouring into the retainer tank. You glossed over the steps after all the pouring. How about having someone "film" you as you work. Keep on trying to polish your product and GOOD LUCK.

  16. I use it too. I tried Barkeeper's Friend, Whink, The Works, Bon Ami, baking soda, and Comet. Muriatic acid also removes iron stains.

  17. Dude, the acid will also get rid of your cast iron sewer drains.
    If you do it enough.
    Draino will also eat the cast and galvanized.
    But not a bad idea, that buildup is tuffstuff.
    Plug the trap, then remove your product.
    No worries.

  18. Clinging bleach gels remove the stains easily without scrubbing. Apply all around inside the bowl, let it set a couple of hours. It will take several days, depending on how bad the stains are, but eventually all the stains will come loose. I use 5x and 10x Clorox and Lysol cleaning gels. Use them once or twice weekly to keep stains from reappearing.

  19. I would soak some toilet paper with FULL STRENGTH acid… and place the paper MACHE under the rim for it to work…
    Can be done on the TOILET "RING" — it will stay-put for a long time…

  20. I have seen people us this on drive way's you can not use this in the HOUSE !!! Call 911 when you do this in the house maybe you can get saved..

  21. I used an Amway toilet cleaner decades ago. It had blue sulfuric pellets. It worked on a bowl that was USED months before. I came back next day to a brand new bowl. Amway does not sell it anymore for safety or nonprofitable reasons.

  22. The more I watch the more you look like Jessie Pinkman .. Also he put acid in the tub to dismember a body lol. # Breaking bad. nice video !!

  23. Be careful using the muriatic acid on the tank's plastic plumbing parts. I once used muriatic acid to dissolve lime from the top of the flush valve, an a couple of days later I discovered that the flush valve was leaking and spraying against the underside of the tank lid. I discovered it in time to prevent a major flood, but apparently the acid caused a chemical heat reaction and cracked the cold plastic part.

  24. First pitch that little metal strip at the top of your mask so it fits on your nose tightly and your bass boat move I was in surgery nurse for a lot of years so I've worn many masks. For safety you should have seen the lid back on that muriatic acid

  25. This could have been condensed into a 2 minute presentation. He should have used the correct kind of mask, not a dust mask, and he should have put a funnel into the overflow tube. Done! This "video" seems more of an ego-assuager more than an informative tool.

  26. This acid is commonly used by masons to remove efflorescence ( white milky staining ) from mortar joints on brick. Im sure it woul likely do as well on fireplace staining….

  27. Just one caution you may not have thought of…. What does this do to the eco-system of your septic system or cesspool if you have one???? It will kill it. Like some may have said, if it gets to that point, for under $200 you can pick up a new toilet and ring and be done in an hour…. Then clean it regularly.

  28. You diluted the muriatic acid for the toilet bowl, but not when you poured it down the tube in the top. Why was that not diluted too? I have to wonder if all that that spilled in the tank harmed the working parts and fittings.

  29. can tell ya what NOT TO USE IS> A SOS PAD, marks up the stool > Bleach works on mild stains but not on heavy stains

  30. What percentage of hydrochloric acid is in that stuff? I've got the same problem with my toilets (Also in Louisiana) and I tried lysol toilet cleaner with 9.5% hydrochloric acid and it barely put a dent in the stains. Also tried bleach and vinegar and those did absolutely nothing.

  31. Eww. I couldn't handle watching you touch the ring in the toilet w/ your bare finger w/o gloves! Yikes! All the germs you just touched really freaked me out. PLEASE use gloves.

  32. What might be the real solution (not for the old toilets, it's obviously too late for them) is to NOT USE abrasive sponges or powders but, rather, to avoid them … thus avoiding the cause of pitting. Bon Ami and other not abrasive cleansers have saved my sinks and surfaces over the years.

  33. if you use acid make sure you use baking soda when done to neutralize the acid or it will keep eating at pipes . ALSO NEVER pour water on to acid it will make a deadly gas.only add acid to water.

  34. Wha?!!! 5am and I have just what seems like an half hour video about getting rid of toilet bowl stains yet no results shown. The ads that accompany this video was far more interesting. SMH

  35. Using that mask will NOT protect a thing! You need a respirator-ESPECIALLY with Muriatic-pronounced MYOUR-ATIK…and I wouldn't DARE use that in the municipal water supply!! Go back to coaching baseball, "Dad"!

  36. How will the Acid affect your septic system? He should have some baking soda handy in case of splashback to neutralize the acid, Must not have a funnel

  37. I hope you washed/disinfected your hands, the goggles, and camera after touching the inside of the moldy toilet. By touching the items above without washing your hands between scenes, you have crossed contaminated them.

    You shouldve donned you gloves from the beginning of your recording.

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