Is it safe to put bleach in a toilet that already has drop ins in the tank?
I recently asked my plumber about using those drop-ins, and he suggested not using them. The reason I asked, is that I noticed a lot of residue at the bottom of the tank from them not fully dissolving over time. It was gunking stuff up a bit. He said a better idea is to buy the large chlorine tablets they sell at Pool supply stores - put it in a ziplock and smash it into some pieces, and just put one piece of it in the toilet. Alot cheaper than to keep buying dropins too.
I was always taught to never mix bleach with anything that has ammonia in it - something about it turning into chlorine-gas and killing everyone in the neighborhood.. although my mother probably exaggerated a bit, you probably get the idea.
Read the label to make sure your DropIns dont have any ammonia - if they dont it's probably safe, unless there is some other danger i'm not aware of.
If in doubt, consult with a chemist.. or meth-cook.
by safe do you mean there wont be an explosion? (youre not drinking the water right?)and isnt there bleach already in some drop ins? i think it should be ok. it may just not give you the blue color anymore. are you putting it in the tank or just the bowl? extra clean freak huh? =)
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