[Greenbuilding] Fixture Folly

Benjamin Pratt benjamin.g.pratt at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 18:08:38 PST 2011


Any acid will work, but some are stronger and quicker than others.
Vinegar will work if you've got the time to soak it for awhile. I used
a product called CLR that the former owner left in the house. I
diluted it in water, and have a respirator with cartridges rated for
acid as well as organic vapors.
Ben

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 5:07 PM, Michael O'Brien <obrien at hevanet.com> wrote:
> Hi, Kat--
>
> I second Corwyn's suggestion.
>
> BTW--if you are going to use muriatic acid, be careful, it eats whatever it
> touches, including skin.
>
> Best,
>
> Mike O'Brien
>
>
>
> On Dec 19, 2011, at 2:46 PM, Corwyn wrote:
>
> On 12/19/2011 5:16 PM, J M Alden wrote:
>
> I suspect given the three sources requirement that you are going to be
> cobbling together something from parts.  I seem to remember from my foray
> into plumbing tubs, that I saw a simple on-off valve for a shower (i.e. not
> a diverter), which matched my other requirements, so it would have been a
> low-force ceramic valve.  Three of those with a combiner and a pot filler
> would (I hope) meet all your requirements.
>
> Alternatively, is there any reason you *must* have the solar and the hot
> operable *at the tub*?  If not, I might put a mixing valve with a set
> temperature with the solar as the 'cold', near the tank.  That way it would
> pass straight solar unless it was too cold, or mix the minimum amount of hot
> to meet expectations.  Real 'cold' could then be added at the tub for
> personal preference.  That way you are in the region of standard plumbing.
>
> Hope things are going well with you and yours, and have a Happy Solstice.
>
> Thank You Kindly,
>
> Corwyn
>
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