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    DIY Senior Member WV Hillbilly's Avatar
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    Default What's in my water

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

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    Mine looks like that too before I flush!

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

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    Default 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.
    Last edited by Cass; 01-31-2009 at 03:45 AM.

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