[Greenbuilding] Fixture Folly

Alan Abrams alan at abramsdesignbuild.com
Tue Dec 20 07:18:27 PST 2011


more on muriatic acid...the vapor alone can attack metal finishes.  IOW's
do NOT use it in enclosed spaces, particularly a bathroom...


On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 7:59 PM, Douglas E Lamb <douglaslamb at columbus.rr.com
> wrote:

> Use a gas mask while working with Muriatic acid. Diluted or not.
> That stuff can cause severe scaring of the lungs and trachea.
>
>
> Regards,
> Doug Lamb
> douglaslamb at columbus.rr.com
>
>
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> [mailto:greenbuilding-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org] On Behalf Of Kathy
> Cochran
> Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 5:55 PM
> To: bill.allen at verizon.net; 'Green Building'
> Subject: Re: [Greenbuilding] Fixture Folly
>
> Muriatic acid works great!  I cleaned up a toilet that had been exposed to
> rusty well water for a long time, (I had to take it outside of course) and
> now the toilet looks brand new !
>
> Kathy Cochran
> San Andreas, California
>
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> [mailto:greenbuilding-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org] On Behalf Of
> bill.allen at verizon.net
> Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 2:45 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Greenbuilding] Fixture Folly
>
> Ben,
> What "acid" do you use?  I haven't found anything common that works.
> Thanks,
> Bill
>
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> From: Benjamin Pratt <benjamin.g.pratt at gmail.com>
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> Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:53:23
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> Reply-to: Green Building <greenbuilding at lists.bioenergylists.org>
> Subject: Re: [Greenbuilding] Fixture Folly
>
> just remove the old one, clean it up (use an acid to get rid of all the
> calcium and lime deposits if neccessary), go to the hardware store and get
> new washers, o rings, and seats if it needs them.
> Should work as good as new, cost you less than 10 bucks, and still be
> original to the house (if that matters).
> I've done this many times--did one just yesterday, actually.
>
> Remember "renew" is one of the 3 R's
>
> Ben
>
>
>
> On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 12:45 PM, Kat <molasses at q.com> wrote:
> > It's not the valves that limit the shower output, it's the shower head.
> >
> > It sounds to me like just about any modern tub fixture would meet your
> > needs.  I guess maybe I don't quite understand the problems.
> >
> > -Kat
> >
> >
> > On 12/19/2011 8:22 AM, J M Alden wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>        Shower fixtures only do 2.5 gallons per minute.  So if I tried
> >> to go with shower controls, I guess I'd have to go with two sets,
> >> which
> seems
> >> unnecessarily clumsy.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
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