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Old 10-11-2017, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Source for Kohler legacy bowls?

5 water closets, all Kohler, all ~18 years old and all hard water stained to varying degrees. Past the point of being able to really clean to appear sparkling new.

The house goes on the market in the spring. Current close to matching models either do not exist or do not look remotely similar.

Before starting to look at all vendors/models for adequate appearance replacements, I figured replacing just the bowls was a solution.

Apparently not. Kohler says there are slight differences between models and one tank will not fit on another bowl (no comment at the obvious).

Kohler had no suggestion.

I did a google search. One company no longer in business and the other doesn't sell legacy bowls.

Before throwing in the towel I figured I'd give you guys a shot?

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Pictures?
Try an acid wash.
CalciSolve or descaler.


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Old 10-14-2017, 11:24 AM   #3
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Do you have firsthand experience with the product for hard water buildup, toilet bowl that requires a pumas stone to remove?
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pumice stone, i guarantee it will remove stains from toilet bowls and will not harm the finish

it does require effort on your part
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The pumice stone may not harm the finish short term but on two WC's I can guarantee that the finish has been diminished (or else by 'WC' creatures of some as yet undefined and transparent nature <g>).
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the only recourse you have is to visit your local plumbers, many keep the fixtures that they remove
you might luck out on a 2nd hand bowl
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Why not replace the whole toilets with new? New toilets almost all flush better than 18 year old Kohlers. That was not a good time for Kohler performance. Entire new toilets will cost about the same as a "legacy" bowl if you can find one at all...
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:16 AM   #8
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I will try one last product: NYCO PRODUCTS COMPANY GIDDS2-211410 Calci-Solve Mineral Buildup Remover Concentrate, 32 oz

If that product fails, I will then purchase new.
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You are spending way too much time and effort to try to rejuvenate outdated sub-standard fixtures. Remove and replace with new.


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