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Updating Bathrooms • 37 Toilets T oilets are made of vitreous china, a material that, barring accidental collisions with heavy objects, will easily outlast your house. It's necessary to replace a toilet base (bowl), tank, or tank lid only if it's cracked. You may be able to find a new tank or lid without having to replace the whole works. If the tank leaks but isn't cracked, check the rubber washers at these locations: under the bolts securing the tank to the base; where the flush valve connects to the bottom of the tank; where the ballcock (fill mechanism) meets the tank bottom; and, finally, the large washer between the underside of the tank and the base (called a spud washer).
Blot dry to prevent water deposits. Apply a commercial stainless steel polish and buff as directed. Porcelain enamel: Wipe with a cloth sprayed with allpurpose cleaner. Rinse , and wipe down with a clean cloth . Tip : Remove stains by filling basin with warm water and adding denture-cleaning tablets . Acrylic: Fill the sink with hot water and add 1/2 cup of bleach (test a dot of bleach on the sink in an inconspicuous area first). Let sit for 30 minutes, then drain and rinse the entire sink. When dry, remove any remaining residue with a washcloth moistened with hot water and dish soap.
Scrape off any loose chips of paint or wallboard around joints and screws, then fill with compound. Cover large cracks or gaps with fiberglass tape before applying the compound. 3 Updating Living Areas • 57 Dealing with Popcorn Ceiling Texture The first step in dealing with a popcorn ceiling texture is to remove a sample and send it in to a local lab to have it tested for asbestos. A lot of pre-1980 homes have popcorn ceilings made with the cancer-causing material. The last thing you want to do is start scraping and sanding it off, spreading the No-Fuss Test Kits Home asbestos test kits are widely available in home centers and hardware stores.
Upgrade Your House: 100 DIY Repairs & Improvements For Under $100 by Philip Schmidt