Having just bought a house, we’ve been busy putting things where they belong and fixing things up. One of those things was the doorbell, which I finally got working today after the $100 doorphone adapter arrived. Crazy, I know, but the intercom needed to be connected to the telephone which required a special adapter. Seems like an expensive way to tell if someone’s at the door, but at least all the cordless phones around the house ring when someone presses the doorbell, which is kind of convenient.
If ever there was a stubborn stain, it’s the one in our toilet. When we came to look at the house before buying it, the previous owner said he never used the upstairs toilet which I guess explains why there’s a stain that only 15 years of still water could cause. Here’s a ‘before’ picture I took before donning rubbing gloves and attempting to clean it:
Woah! Look at that! Pretty disgusting, eh? Well, I’ve just spent most of the last hour giving it a good scrub. I used ceramic cleaner, pure alcohol, some other super-strength toilet cleaner, four kinds of brushes…. and even kerosene!!! After all that scrubbing, the bowl is so clean you could eat your dinner out of it…. Here’s the ‘after’ shot:
Yep! That’s the result of nearly an hour’s scrubbing with all the latest cleaning products the local home center has to offer. It’s a bit of a ‘spot the difference’ game, but if you look carefully, you’ll see I made some serious progress down the right hand side! Any advice short of buying a new toilet is much appreciated!If you like, you can find me on Twitter at @nick_ramsay. I'd love to hear from you!