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    Any tips on clearing urinal stoppages? I've got a new job and it's a service type plumbing job.

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    Take it off the wall and run a healthy snake through the drain to open it up.

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    Urinals can be nastier than toilets to open lines on.

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    A gallon of Muriatic acid one half at at time poured slowly into the urinal.

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    is there another name for muriatic acid? I have been warned that thrift will damage the porcelain

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    It won't harm vitrus china.........

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    muriatic = hydrochloric. Commonly used in pool maintenance, so it's readily available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plumber1
    It won't harm vitrus china.........
    I have had it etch toilet bowls.

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    Yes, but don't leave it in there for a prolonged time. Maybe that toilet was not in good condition. I never have seen that and I've seen a bunch......

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