If you have hard water, mineral deposits can accumulate in the rinse holes around the rim of the toilet, causing a weak flush. The fix is unusual, but simple and effective.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:November 2002
Use a hand mirror to see
the holes under the rim of
the toilet. Bend a coat
hanger flat and probe the tip
into the holes to poke out any
If your toilet flushes slowly, the rinse holes under
the rim may be clogged with mineral deposits. With a
mirror and a coat hanger, you can clean out those clogged
holes without ever getting your hands dirty. The photo
says it all—look into the mirror to see if the holes are clogged. If they are, bend a coat hanger flat and probe the tip into the holes to poke out any
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
The only tools you'll need are a hand mirror and a wire coat hanger.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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