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Old 01-27-2015, 04:37 PM   #1
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Anybody tried this?

https://everythingorganized.org/he-d...st-like-magic/
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Alka Seltzer = baking soda + citric acid, but hundreds of times more expensive.
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:25 AM   #3
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Alka Seltzer = baking soda + citric acid, but hundreds of times more expensive.
Agreed! I think you have to be pretty darn lazy and a bad money manager to drop 5 Alka-Seltzers into a vase to just to clean it. Seriously ??
This is probably created by the company to go viral and up their sales.
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sounds like a bit like the 1001 things that WD40 can do.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:06 AM   #5
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Baking soda and vinegar is way cheaper
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Old 01-28-2015, 02:25 PM   #6
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Regarding baking soda and vinegar, when mixed the combination makes a nice fizz that looks impressive but the product is water, carbon dioxide and sodium acetate. Sodium acetate is used as a flavoring agent for salt and vinegar potato chips.
It has a ph of about 9.5 which is about the alkalinity of sea water or baking soda.

See HERE for sample ph ranges.

See chemical properties on the right side for the ph value HERE.

I can see no way it has any properties that will clean a drain.
Because of a discussion I had with an RVer about this I took my kitchen trap out and noted the amount of crud in the trap and on the walls. Put in a bunch of baking soda and vinegar and watched it fizz all over the place. Waited about an hour and poured the stuff out and looked at the trap walls. There was no evidence that any of the gunk was removed.
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I'm wondering who lets sinks and toilets get that yukky ?
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Regarding baking soda and vinegar, when mixed the combination makes a nice fizz that looks impressive but the product is water, carbon dioxide and sodium acetate. Sodium acetate is used as a flavoring agent for salt and vinegar potato chips.
It has a ph of about 9.5 which is about the alkalinity of sea water or baking soda.

See HERE for sample ph ranges.

See chemical properties on the right side for the ph value HERE.

I can see no way it has any properties that will clean a drain.
Because of a discussion I had with an RVer about this I took my kitchen trap out and noted the amount of crud in the trap and on the walls. Put in a bunch of baking soda and vinegar and watched it fizz all over the place. Waited about an hour and poured the stuff out and looked at the trap walls. There was no evidence that any of the gunk was removed.
Clay, thanks for your insight! There's a lot of things like this floating around out there that are worthless!
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