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Do you use blue tablets for your toilet tank?

I do, and I think it’s classy. They say it’s not good for the environment but, oh well. Gives the water a nice color (not the one from the link’s picture) and also helps to clean the toilet.

If you do, what’s your favorite brand? If you don’t use blue tablets, which toilet disinfectants or products do you use?

If you don’t use any, you need to know that you are a pig and your toilet is unhappy :(

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by Anonymousreply 86September 15, 2021 3:52 AM

I just use the white ones. I continue using them, even though a plumber once came to fix my toilet and said they erode the tank components, and to quit using them.

by Anonymousreply 1August 30, 2021 12:01 PM

Most plumbers will tell you not to use toilet tank drop ins (blue or not) as they can degrade the seals in your toilet.

I don't use them, because they are toxic, I don't just say "oh well" to the environment, and if I forget to put the lid down on the toilet, I don't want the dog or cat to drink from it.

I just actually clean my toilet.

by Anonymousreply 2August 30, 2021 12:02 PM

I received the same guidance from my plumber. It's not true for all toilets, but for ones that have rubber components, the chemicals erode the rubber and will cause your toilet to malfunction.

by Anonymousreply 3August 30, 2021 12:03 PM

You shouldn't use them.

It is important to be able to 'inspect' your piss or shit for any changes and those colours can and do distort what you see.

by Anonymousreply 4August 30, 2021 12:04 PM

My mom and sister used them. My roommate thinks it a great idea to put isopropyl alcohol into the toilet after you clean it. We have little isopropyl alcohol bottles all over. She insists we rub down our keys and phones before we enter the house. She wipes the egg carton with it. Once we clean something, she sprays the alcohol and wipes it...one last shot to save us from certain death by plague. 🤦‍♀️

by Anonymousreply 5August 30, 2021 12:13 PM

I use Duck brand blue + fragrance. I had no idea they were bad for the environment or my toilet. I use them in hopes that they will cut down on the mold/scum that grows inside the toilet tanks.

by Anonymousreply 6August 30, 2021 12:16 PM

I use the same R6! Don’t worry, our toilets are happy toilets.

by Anonymousreply 7August 30, 2021 12:17 PM

If you have rubber seals in your toilet tank, the bleach in the cleanser tabs will cause them to harden and curl.

Then the seals won’t seal, and your toilet will run no matter how many times jiggle the handle.

Running toilet = spike in your water bill.

by Anonymousreply 8August 30, 2021 12:18 PM

I color my toilet water yellow, then I flush.

by Anonymousreply 9August 30, 2021 12:28 PM

They seem so Hyacinth Bucket Striver Class, tinted water to show you —in color— that it's clean.

The toilets are cleaned every day or two, first wiping down the exterior/dry parts with disinfectant; then applying bleach gel under the rim, let it sit, and later brush and flush. The tanks are the high, wall-mounted sort; I'm not getting a ladder every month or however often to put something in the upper tanks that will erode the rubber gaskets opening to the toilet.

Carry on with your blue scented signaling and I'll carry on with my method.

by Anonymousreply 10August 30, 2021 12:32 PM

In the early 90s they also made pink, purple, and green tablets. What happened to them. Why is blue the default color?

End blue supremacy!

by Anonymousreply 11August 30, 2021 12:37 PM

R9 = bitch who has never heard: "If it's brown, flush it down. If it's yellow let it mellow".

by Anonymousreply 12August 30, 2021 12:39 PM

Pink water would be fancy or tacky? I’m not really sure.

by Anonymousreply 13August 30, 2021 12:40 PM

No. I have a toilet with the flush buttons on top of the tank lid and it's too much trouble to take it apart and add tablets. When I used them in the past they left a stain in the tank.

by Anonymousreply 14August 30, 2021 12:40 PM

R12 You don’t flush after pee? Wow, disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 15August 30, 2021 12:41 PM

R15 - you aren't supposed to if there is a draught. Some greenies in LA don't flush all day, but I flush after 2 or if I know I will be peeing elsewhere all day. Also before I go to bed and I wash and air the bathroom. I mean, it's what I did in LA. Now, I am in a place with lots of rain and also I live with a roommate so in the off chance she needs to use my bathroom, I flush every time.

by Anonymousreply 16August 30, 2021 12:45 PM

We're taking them for COVID. Some guy on the radio told me it would work.

by Anonymousreply 17August 30, 2021 2:15 PM

"I don't care if it hurts the environment, it's pretty!" is the most DL thing I've read in a while.

by Anonymousreply 18August 30, 2021 3:40 PM

[quote] [R9] = bitch who has never heard: "If it's brown, flush it down. If it's yellow let it mellow".

I didn't say when I flushed you ignorant troll.

by Anonymousreply 19August 30, 2021 4:34 PM

I thought this was something that only grandmas do.

by Anonymousreply 20August 30, 2021 4:38 PM

No. My toilets get cleaned regularly with toilet bowl cleaner and a toilet brush. The only households I've ever encountered with blue-tinted toilet water have been trashy relatives or the very, very old.

by Anonymousreply 21August 30, 2021 4:42 PM

I use Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Bowl Cleaning Gel

Am I also killing Gaia?

by Anonymousreply 22August 30, 2021 4:45 PM

“ They say it’s not good for the environment but, oh well.”

I’ll take Things Sociopaths Say for $200, Mayim!

by Anonymousreply 23August 30, 2021 4:47 PM

The Clorox toilet wands with the disposable little scrubbing sponges are fantastic. I use those about twice a week.

by Anonymousreply 24August 30, 2021 4:51 PM

OP is a relic from the 1950s.

The blue tabs are environmentally toxic. They are also toxic to human bodies.

And as others have stated, are associated with a time long in the past when society did not have more efficient, healthy and appropriate ways to clean the toilet (not to mention degrading toilet seals....if it breaks down the toilet, what is it doing to your body and the environment?)

“Oh well”, if the last four years have shown us anything, stupidity is clearly present in some individuals.

by Anonymousreply 25August 30, 2021 4:53 PM

Plumbers also say not to use drano because it erodes pipes. Why are all of these products sold if they're ruining the very thing you're trying to fix?

by Anonymousreply 26August 30, 2021 4:55 PM

I use the bleach tablets, my seals are silicone so nothing hurts it, besides I have a quality toilet, no one of those toilet in a box that you peasants have.

by Anonymousreply 27August 30, 2021 5:35 PM

We are directly descended from Charles II (wrong side of the bed, obvs), so we don't actually use toilets for anything requiring a blue tablet.

by Anonymousreply 28August 30, 2021 5:38 PM

[quote] I use the bleach tablets, my seals are silicone so nothing hurts it, besides I have a quality toilet, no one of those toilet in a box that you peasants have.

Funny that these blue tabs are predominate among the elderly or very trashy. Yet OP and those that defend them, consider them klassy.

They are toxic.

by Anonymousreply 29August 30, 2021 5:43 PM

The first clue is often the use of the word classy.

by Anonymousreply 30August 30, 2021 5:46 PM

Just put food coloring in there if you have to have color OP. We have enough land, so I just urinate outside. It's the best thing ever.

by Anonymousreply 31August 30, 2021 5:50 PM

I use a toilet squeegee, and keep in in a utensil crock next to the toilet that I bought for that purpose. It works great, doesn't get nasty like nylon brushes, doesn't splash all over - unless you are trying to, and doesn't hold water, so it dries quickly. I give the toilet a quick clean daily, and use Mrs Meyers or Method toilet bowl cleaner weekly.

No need for toxic blue discs.

by Anonymousreply 32August 30, 2021 5:52 PM

I use the ones you put under the toilet's rim.

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by Anonymousreply 33August 30, 2021 5:54 PM

^^^^^All that for non toxicity and then you go and eat a tricks shitty asshole.

by Anonymousreply 34August 30, 2021 5:57 PM

If you are referring to me, R34, no, I don't. I don't hook up, and I don't eat ass.

by Anonymousreply 35August 30, 2021 6:05 PM

There should be nothing about the toilet that brings to the user’s mind any thoughts about cleanliness or the lack thereof.* Blue toilet water is like keeping a vacuum prominently displayed in the living room.

*A bidet or bidet attachment is the only exception to this, because its usefulness outweighs the awkwardness of providing a guest with a water gun to shoot at their heinie.

by Anonymousreply 36August 30, 2021 6:22 PM

What gave me away?

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by Anonymousreply 37August 30, 2021 6:27 PM

[quote]I do, and I think it’s classy.

This is fucking HILARIOUS.

by Anonymousreply 38August 30, 2021 6:29 PM

I'm picturing OP's bathroom in its full glory: blue shag toilet tank cover, matching U-shaped rug around the toilet, blue toilet "tissue". And and blue floral print guest towels that guests DAREN'T use!

"I think it's classy."

by Anonymousreply 39August 30, 2021 7:36 PM

How weird. I only JUST bought some clorox toilet tablets. I'll stop using them after reading this thread

by Anonymousreply 40August 30, 2021 7:40 PM

No! Trashy and environmentally harmful.

by Anonymousreply 41August 30, 2021 7:50 PM

The only blue tablets I use are for my ED.

by Anonymousreply 42August 30, 2021 7:57 PM

R39 do not forget the cushioned toilet seat that makes a funny noise when you sit on it!

by Anonymousreply 43August 30, 2021 7:58 PM

R39, you forgot this and it's blue!

A lady never lets you see the surplus of TT

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by Anonymousreply 44August 30, 2021 8:45 PM

I dropped Viagra down my toilet and now every time I flush I get an enema!

by Anonymousreply 45August 30, 2021 9:01 PM

R44 last year around this time people would be showing off their toilet paper stash like it was jewelry!

by Anonymousreply 46August 30, 2021 9:11 PM

[quote]"If it's brown, flush it down. If it's yellow let it mellow".

If it's in the toilet, flush the fuckin' thing because it will make the bathroom smell like piss.

by Anonymousreply 47August 30, 2021 9:11 PM

R29 Sorry but I really really don’t believe that you have been in an elegant establishment in your life. That said, I’m not even 30. Maybe the trend is coming back. I’m going to recommend it to all my friends and acquaintances. I wanna make it fashionable again.

by Anonymousreply 48August 31, 2021 1:55 AM

R39 That’s funny

by Anonymousreply 49August 31, 2021 1:56 AM

Toilets brush are trashy. Blue water is much better.

by Anonymousreply 50August 31, 2021 2:32 AM

Blue water doesn't mean you never have to actually clean your toilet. Those tank drop ins are meant to increase the amount of time between cleanings, not replace the cleanings.

by Anonymousreply 51August 31, 2021 2:38 AM

Blue water can't hide streaks above the water line.

by Anonymousreply 52August 31, 2021 2:39 AM

Loving how especially bitchy and snippy the replies are (even by DL standards)!

Keep at it, girls!

by Anonymousreply 53August 31, 2021 2:41 AM

Nope - Tried but I didn't stick with them; I still had to scrub

by Anonymousreply 54August 31, 2021 2:41 AM

R51 The cleaning lady cleans it 3 times per week. I just want it extra clean everyday. It would be Joan Crawford-approved. So enough said.

by Anonymousreply 55August 31, 2021 2:42 AM

They're toxic OP. I just clean my toilet every other day I'm single, if I had a partner it would be daily. The Lysol gel with bleach is my favourite.

by Anonymousreply 56August 31, 2021 2:42 AM

I bet the blue water matches the crocheted covered extra toilet paper roll sitting on top of your tank, you tacky idiot.

by Anonymousreply 57August 31, 2021 3:06 AM

R57 and the rest, my bathroom is really fancy, all black and white, with the blue water :)

by Anonymousreply 58August 31, 2021 3:14 AM

Hitler just loved his blue toilet tank tablets.

by Anonymousreply 59August 31, 2021 3:21 AM

60 replies and counting…add a sidebar about Tab Hunter or maybe Janis Paige and it will be up to 100 in no time.

by Anonymousreply 60August 31, 2021 3:28 AM

Wait, Op is just taking this piss, so to speak, yeah?

by Anonymousreply 61August 31, 2021 3:55 AM

R61). Well now I feel the fool. Good one OP.

by Anonymousreply 62August 31, 2021 11:29 AM

I am with you OP I love my blue toilet water! Tidy bowel, Toilet Duck, Bully. And for that nostalgic urinal cake smell, I use...

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by Anonymousreply 63August 31, 2021 3:37 PM

I heard they cure Covid!

by Anonymousreply 64August 31, 2021 3:38 PM

Lysol Click Gels are a better option. They smell better and when they fade out you know it's time to clean the toilet.

by Anonymousreply 65August 31, 2021 3:43 PM

[quote]you aren't supposed to (flush) if there is a draught.

I flush regardless of air currents.

by Anonymousreply 66August 31, 2021 3:44 PM

Buck would never drop old-lady tablets in the toilet.

by Anonymousreply 67August 31, 2021 7:59 PM

If you know it is bad for the environment, why the fuck would you use it? Do you also throw your litter out the window when you are driving?

by Anonymousreply 68August 31, 2021 8:26 PM

R7 There's no such thing as a happy toilet. They eat shit all day.

by Anonymousreply 69August 31, 2021 8:28 PM

I've tried the white tablets. I don't think they actually do much at all.

by Anonymousreply 70August 31, 2021 8:37 PM

Fuck it, said the bucket,

While sitting in the loo.

I don't have a pot to piss in,

And my whole world smells of poo

by Anonymousreply 71August 31, 2021 8:44 PM

Blue toilet water is very non-u.

by Anonymousreply 72September 1, 2021 6:45 AM

I'm not convinced these drop-in or hang-on toilet cleaners actually do any cleaning, but then I have very hard well water. I have to replace the flappers every year. I had to get a plumber to replace the fill tube on one of my toilets and it cost $259 for a $12 part and 15 minutes of installation time. I will do it myself the next time if it kills me.

by Anonymousreply 73September 1, 2021 7:06 AM

The shitter was so blue that day.

by Anonymousreply 74September 1, 2021 8:14 PM

This was a good thread.

by Anonymousreply 75September 14, 2021 1:35 PM

A kid visiting our home asked why the toilet water was blue and I told him that the Smurfs who visit sometimes forget to flush.

He told his mom and she rolled her eyes at me.

by Anonymousreply 76September 14, 2021 1:46 PM

They're the opposite of classy OP

My parents got them during lockdown because they couldn't find actual toilet bowl cleaner (and because I suspect my mom did not want to actually have to clean a toilet) and we would laugh about the white trash toilets with blue water

by Anonymousreply 77September 14, 2021 1:52 PM

R77 You live with your parents and still dare to judge me?

by Anonymousreply 78September 14, 2021 2:05 PM

R77 and I guess your cleaning lady couldn’t go because of the lockdown and that’s why your mother HAD TO clean the toilet, but she refused. We’ll I assume this is not the first time you hear it but your mom is a slog bitch and the cleaning lady wants to murder her. And you.

by Anonymousreply 79September 14, 2021 2:11 PM

OP: Blue toilet water tablets. That is the hill I want to die on.

by Anonymousreply 80September 14, 2021 2:26 PM

Do they come in Burnt Sienna color?

by Anonymousreply 81September 14, 2021 3:07 PM

I use those sticky gel things you chunk onto the inside of your bowl. They keep it clean longer in between actual cleanings with Lysol toilet bowl cleaner. Don't use Clorox toilet bowl cleaner because that cheap slop won't cling to the sides of the bowl.

We used to use the clear bleach pucks that dissolved in the tank until we realized they were eating away at the inside bits of the terlet.

by Anonymousreply 82September 14, 2021 3:10 PM

If the blue stuff (or any toilet cleander) splashes onto your butt-hole when you drop a deuce in the toilet, it can cause irritation and maybe infection.

by Anonymousreply 83September 14, 2021 3:15 PM

I don't believe any of these chemicals work.

You need to get down there on your knees with rubber gloves and scrubbing brushes.

by Anonymousreply 84September 14, 2021 11:16 PM

[quote]if the blue stuff (or any toilet cleander[sic]) splashes onto your butt-hole

..it'll look like a smurf splooged on you, whore.

by Anonymousreply 85September 14, 2021 11:43 PM

I use them and I know they are trashy and toxic but oh well. I piss like 20 times a day and I need the toilet to stay fresh all the time.

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