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Old 04-04-2011, 14:39   #16
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Re: Scale Buildup in Toilet

thanks for the heads up peggie i'll give it a try cheers andy
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Old 04-04-2011, 17:17   #17
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Never a problem here. We flush a lot though.

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Re: Scale Buildup in Toilet

Even fresh water taken from sources that have a hard water will cause your fresh water flush system to get calcium build up. It just takes longer. I use a product called CLR.
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Re: Scale Buildup in Toilet

0n the chartered Moorings boat, in the Abacos, we had problems with the head.
The Moorings mechanic came out with a hammer and pounded all the hoses coming from the toilet. It worked for a bit. He came out twice and after the second visit it flushed flushed properly.
He said pounding loosened up the mineral deposits that clogged the hoses.
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Re: Scale Buildup in Toilet

We tried the vinegar solution after rebuilding the completee Blake Lavac system on Sedna. A cup or so of white vinegar every couple weeks overnight.

After 6 months or so we had to rebuild the Henderson MKV pump as the diaphragm and valves had gotten very stiff and lost their pliability and no longer worked. In fact the valves failed to the point that a large geyser of "water" would be forced back through the head. NOT PRETTY!!

We used no other cleaning solutions during this time besides vinegar. It is my thought the acid in the vinegar reacted witht he nitrile diaphragm and valves drying them out.

We did not use vinegar the 6 years before and did experience scale but the pump did not break down either. This is just our experience with vinegar and a Lavac system. Other systems may have a different compound for the seals and pump bellows so mileage may vary.

I hate rebuilding the head.
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Never a problem here. We flush a lot though.

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