What's in my water

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  1. WV Hillbilly

    WV Hillbilly New Member

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    What substance in well water causes a shiny yellow film in the toilet bowl from the water line down ?
     
  2. speedbump

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    Mine looks like that too before I flush!:rolleyes:

    bob...
     
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  4. Cass

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    Iron is normaly red but I bet it can leave a yellowish looking stain...
     
  5. UVBoy

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    Probably Iron

    Any stain that is any of the following colors is most certainly from the presence of iron in the water:

    red
    reddish-brown
    brown
    yellow
    orangy-yellow

    The best way to remove a low level of iron is by using a water softner. Most water softeners will take care of about 2 ppm of iron. The best thing you could invest in at this point though, is a water test to identify the quantity of iron you've got.
     
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