I considered using a small amount of Limeaway to get rid of
mineral deposits that are clogging some of the water-flow
holes in our showerhead, but when I saw that it contains
acid, I figured I'd try something else.
Someone suggested Tang of all things, but I soaked the
head in that overnight and it did nothing.
Any ideas? If I do use Limeaway, can I soak the head in
something (vinegar?) to remove any acid residue?
BTW, the head is on one of those flexible supply lines, so
it's easy to let it soak in a pan of liquid.
On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 13:07:31 GMT, "Joseph Meehan"
: Just use the Limeaway but use it as directed and don't dilute it more
:than instructed. BTW Vinegar is an acid, you could just use the vinegar and
:soak it in that.
I wouldn't worry about residue from that stuff. I'm sure it will simply
wash off. I'm fortunate in that my water isn't hard. What I get is tiny
rocks like grains of sand and periodically I have to disassemble my
shower head and wash them out to restore full flow capacity.
Fill a sturdy plastic sandwich bag half full of vinegar. Carefully
lift it onto the showerhead, fasten with a rubberband, and let it soak
overnight. Acid products should dissolve the mineral deposits, and
vinegar is an acid.
Also, I get crusty deposits around the faucet base. Here, I roll a
paper towel strip, wet it with vinegar, and press it around the faucet
base. The next day, the deposits are gone, at least for another
couple months. Much safer than the chemicals, especially if there are
children in the house.
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