How do I clean build up of hard water deposit from the toilet commode?

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Over the years hard water lime has built up in the base of the bathroom commode.
commercial products do not seem to have any affect of their removal.
can you suggest how to effectively remove them?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 22, 2017
    Pour white vinegar in and follow with baking soda then use a pumice stone.

    • Richard Richard on Jan 22, 2017
      THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUGGESTION. A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

      1. DO I EVACUAGE THE EXIS:TING WCLEAN WATER FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE BOWL FIRST?

      2. HOW LONG DO YOU SUGGEST THAT I LET THE VINEGAR.BAKING SODA MIXTURE STAND IN THE BOTTOM OF THE BOWL.

      THE PUMICE STONE: HOW DO I USE THIS FOR GETTING THE LIMESTONE DEPOSITE OUT OF THE INSIDE OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE 'S' CURVE

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 22, 2017
    Try putting the vinegar and baking soda in with out taking some water out first. I did mine the other day and it worked perfectly.Leave the mixture in for about 30 minutes. If the deposits do not come off right away repeat the process with emptying some of the water. Next the pumice stone is used to eliminate the hard water rings as well.

    • Richard Richard on Jan 22, 2017
      K THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY.
      I WAS CONCERNED THAT LEAVING WATER IN THE BOWL, AND THEN ADDING THE VINEGAR AND BAKING SODA, I WOULD BE DILUTING THE STRENGTH.

      I WILL TRY YOUR SUGGESTION

      AND THAN K YOU

  • Betty Pate Mince Betty Pate Mince on Jan 22, 2017
    Lime Away

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jan 22, 2017
    Muratic acid, follow the instructions.

  • Irish Pack Irish Pack on Jan 22, 2017
    My pinterest page has several cleaning solutions for every room of the house
    Have fun looking at my page!

  • Irish Pack Irish Pack on Jan 22, 2017
    Ooooh, I forgot to mention ZEP. It is amazing and, while I have gotten away from using harsh chemicals, there are two that I keep on hand for tough jobs. ZEP is one (can be found at Walmart or any home improvement store) and Krud Kutter.

    I use these if I am cleaning someone's house who has never cleaned properly. If you use these on your own home, once your trouble spots are clean, you may not have to use them again if you follow a cleaning routine to keep them from becoming trouble spots again.

  • Rab663545 Rab663545 on Jan 24, 2017
    I have same problem , it always builds up in the s curve and you can't get in there , also wondering , doesn't the harsh chemicals take the pocelum finish off some , the baking sofa and vinegar does not touch the build up in my toilet , the buildup is in the holes at the bottom

  • Sharon Peppard Sharon Peppard on Jan 24, 2017
    CLR is a cleaner specifically for hard water and lime deposits. Can be found at most grocery stores.

  • Richard Richard on Jan 24, 2017
    .THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUGGESTION.
    I WILL TRY IT OUT

  • Linda Koskinen Linda Koskinen on Jan 25, 2017
    Also you can take the reservoir tank off and bring it outside to hose out. Sometimes there is a buildup in there and cleaning the bowl won't work for very long.

  • Sherryll Herndon Sherryll Herndon on Jan 28, 2017
    Lime-Away! You can get it at Dollar Tree for $1 or any dollar store. It's amazing! Pour it in the bowl, let it sit for a couple of hours and then scrub away all the build up! If it's really bad you may have to do it a couple of times but it will come off!

  • Lyn Lyn on Jan 29, 2017
    CLR, but leave it in the bowl overnight. The 1st time I tried it, I didn't leave it in long enough.

  • Richard Richard on Jan 29, 2017
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADDED COMMENT.