Lime Away Substitute...???

Is there any cheap/safe/effective "recipe" to make your own home version of Lime Away...???
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You could try vinegar. If that isn't strong enough, you might try some muriatic acid from the hardware store.
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Vox Humana wrote:

I'll try the vinegar...the acid is dangerous, no? Is it the same stuff that the really strong sink uncloggers consist of?
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Muriatic acid is an old term for hydrochloric acid. You would probably need to dilute it for most household jobs - how much I'm not sure. Lime Away and CLR are phosphoric acid. If you use a lot of the Lime Away, it might pay to find a source for phosphoric acid. Vinegar is acetic acid. Drain cleaner is usually a base instead of an acid. The classic drain cleaner is lye.
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I've found two cheaper things to use in place of CLR and Lime Away. Lime Away is very good but CLR was a waste of money by the way....
Anyway, Kash n Karry has a store brand that is about as good as Lime Away for people who live in the states that have these stores.
The Works also makes a lime and calcium and rust remover that says it's for showers ... that works well too. I also found a new use for it. My tile floors in the bathroom had a dingy look where the grout was and clorox didn't do anything. I poured full strength Works on it and let it sit a minute and then scrubbed with a brush. I rinsed with water and vinegar mixture and it made the grout white again.
Dorothy
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