In tank bown cleaners

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by kevink1955, May 22, 2012.

  1. kevink1955

    kevink1955 Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    L.I. New York
    I know that many do not like in tank cleaners as they damage most flapper valves in less than 2 years, that being said and assuming I will replace the flapper when needed I have a question.

    Has anyone ever had any problem with the cleaners decomposing or making the plastic fill valve or it's parts brittle. I had someone tell me that they had a fill valve crack off just inside the tank resulting in full flow of water that the overflow could not handle resulting in a flood.

    At work I have seen that some chemicals cause plastics to decompose or become brittle, am I overthinking this?

    I do not want to flood the house for the sake of a clean bowl
  2. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

    Sep 1, 2004
    Yakima WA
    I think you know the answer to this and are just hoping someone will OK using some chemical in the tank. That just ain't gonna happen! How "clean" do you think the bowl has to be? If you feel that just looking clean isn't satisfactory, then use a liquid bowl cleaner and brush occasionally, but keep the chemicals out of the tank.
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  4. SamC

    SamC Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    There are a couple of products that add bowl cleaning chemicals to the water that goes down the overflow to refill the bowl. One of those might solve your problem without the damage to tank parts.
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