Baking soda and vinegar are sales , lots of sales , and money
for Mr Armand Hammer
the inventor of Arm And Hammer baking soda .
Lye is for cleaning , but Draino charges far too much for Lye and
magic dust ( aluminum dust actually ) .
You can buy dry Lye ( caustic soda ) for cheap , but it clogs your
drain first , then it unclogs it . It expands hair and bio material ,
clogging the drain , then it decomposes it .
a pinch in food adds flavor , if its too acid ...
After all that , its too much hassle owning a garb' disposal .
Just bag it and trash it .
Id like a piston compressor that takes all trash and compacts it
with 1000 psi and then dumps it into a bag .
Or maybe a 3 pipe system that dumps greywater to tree's and
disposal stuff to a pipe to the compost heap and another pipe
for very clear waste water to a drum ....
BTW i can now repeat Karo lt syrup .
1/2 cup water or less in a pan , add 5 times more sugar
1) boil ALL the water away til the I.R. thermometer shows its
quickly jumping from 210 F to 240 F ,
2) boil the thick liquid for 5 minutes at 240 or 250 F
3) then cool to 180 F ,
4) add water then heat to keep temp below 200 F .
Mix the water into the syrup ( not easy to do ) .
When the last drop of water evaporates , the temp' will
suddenly jump . The water was holding the temp at 210 F ..
Lt Brown sugar works even better flavor .
Add 1/4 tspoon salt and some vanilla and butter ....
You will notice it is not as sweet as table sugar , for the
syrup has lost its Fructose . It was converted to Maltose .
They say use acid to split out the Frc , but it is not needed
simply heating to 240 F works fast .
They say nuetralize the Acid with NaOH- ( a pinch of sodium )
but it works w/o . But NaOH will add a bit of flavor .
It tastes like pancake syrup .
The salt is deceiving , if you add too much , it will turn to
add none and you get a less Butterscotch taste .
Try it . I use this in my iced tea and 100 uses ...
than the disposal.
Put a sheet of fragrant "Bounce" (the anti-static sheets for the laundry
dryer) in the bottom of the trash can every so often. EOS.
Courtesy of the Farmer's almanac.
I put them in the kitchen and curbside trash "cans."
On Sun, 03 Dec 2006 16:32:25 -0600, Andy <q> wrote:
I don't like their sicky-sweet smell.
I just put baking soda in the bottom of the drawer where the
trash can lives, and more baking soda in the bottom of the
trash can itself. Change occasionally.
I have, however, heard that those "bounce" sheets are
good for cleaning wooden shutters. T/F?
On Sun, 03 Dec 2006 17:04:48 -0800, aspasia wrote:
Change, really! I think I've had the same box of baking soda in my
refrigerator for the last 23 years.
But I take the top layer off every time I need to neutralize the acid
on top of my car battery.
Actually, the fridge came with the house, but it had a sticker inside
that said that the enamel walls were especially good at not absorbing
smells. I probably dind't need the baking soda at all. :)
I had heard that they clog the thermostat of the clothes dryer, but
surely they solved that problem by now.
Just be sure to run the disposer (and the water) every
time you place food/trash in the disposer.
Pour a little bleach into the disposer every week or
two to help.
If you are still having problems, investigate the
downstream plumbing for problems. It does have a
| Malcolm Hoar "The more I practice, the luckier I get". |
Nope, but try this: periodically put several ice cubes into the running
disposal. The ice helps to clean the blades and the chamber and then run
hot water through it. I also will drop in a couple of tablespoons of
baking soda and flush with water. If all else fails toss in a whole
lemon and let it get ground up.
Are they very common in America? I've never heard of anyone having them in
Australia. I've only ever seen them on TV. I throw all of that stuff into
the compost bin out the back, to go into the garden when ready. Improves
the soil heaps.
27-story condos don't have a garden out back.
Garbage disposals are VERY common. They are REQUIRED if you expect to sell
People who do need good soil buy it by the bag at Home Depot. It comes from
I also throw my table scraps into the compost jar and then into the
bin, but one should not put grease, fat, bones, and meat into compost.
That stuff can go into the garbage.
I use my disposal very rarely; usually I put lemon rinds down the
disposal as a purifier.
As to the disposal, I've never heard of one stinking. The geniuses on
this NG will no doubt have wisdom about the pipes, the connections,
other elements that might be doing the stinking.
Awaiting with interest...
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