Lime is calcium oxide, slaked lime is calcium hydroxide and limestone is
calcium carbonate. Not sure what difference it makes on sewage but pure
lime is the strongest, that is, contains the highest concentration of
So which one is the "Pure" : the Nutralime pellets, or the big, bag of
white, dusty stuff? I used to be able to purchase bags of pellet lime
(hydrated lime) that were white, but havenot seen them for 30
years . . . they were more expensive than the dusty powder. I wish
they would bring back the pellets of the white (allso "hydrated
lime"), because itis a lot erasier to work with than that dusty mess.
I see Nutralime is calcium carbonate. I've only done my lawn and use
calcium carbonate pellets because they are cheap and not dusty. I
suspect this product is more expensive than usual. Never having used
lime on sewage, I'm not sure if you need the stronger lime or slaked lime.
Ditto. Had a neighbor who cleaned a mess of fish and threw the scraps
behind the fence adjacent to my property. The smell was terrible the
next day. I threw white powdered lime on it and the smell was mostly
gone within an hour or two.
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