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    Helpful tips unrelated to Golf.

    My house has well water and with that a high mineral content, AKA hard water.

    Toilets are a bitch to keep clean and I had to resort to caustic solutions like Santeen (acid) which is bad for septic fields.

    I saw a blurb on a website about the wonders of WD-40, one of its many wonders is to spray the toilet bowl liberally.

    Holy shit! It really does work? Waste slides away and mineral buildup is gone.

    And WTF is in those Mr Clean Erasers? Those fuckers work great.
    Last edited by Bunion 2020; 02-13-2020 at 03:08 PM.
    Ooof!

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    Your municipality is probably not crazy about potentially treating WD-40 tainted waste water but who knows maybe the Beer Bozeman is using in their wastewater plant can handle that too.


    https://www.npr.org/2020/02/12/80458...ater-treatment

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    What does WD40 do to the septic system though?
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    It's about 50% mineral spirits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    What does WD40 do to the septic system though?
    It lubes all the poo.
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    It also makes great cooking spray. We use it for omlettes and stir fry.
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    I’m about to use the oven to bake my new boot shells and do the rice trick for the liners.

    I’ll let you know if it qualifies as a hack after I see the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    It lubes all the poo.
    Just buy it in bulk and hook it to a bidet seat.
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    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    caustic solutions like Santeen (acid)
    Bases are caustics, acids are corrosives. A bit of a distinction without a difference, but technically that's how they're classified.

    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    What does WD40 do to the septic system though?
    Even a "liberal" application to a toilet bowl is probably only a few milliliters, so just one flush from a low-flow 1.6 gpf toilet is more than a 1000x dilution factor. A day's worth of flushes, sink use, showers, etc. probably results in a >100,000x dilution factor, i.e. de minimis. Scrubbing with a pumice stone will also take that stuff off without harming the porcelin and leave the bowl sparkling like new. More work than spraying with WD40, though.

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    is it a good accurate stove ^^ or a 50 yr old apartment stove in a dirtbag rental ( this is a ski forum ) in which case you might wana buy a 7$ oven thermometer ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    It also makes great cooking spray. We use it for omlettes and stir fry.
    Well, I'm sure it does add a bit of a je ne sais quoi...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Well, I'm sure it does add a bit of a je ne sais quoi...
    And a bit of flambe
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Bases are caustics, acids are corrosives. A bit of a distinction without a difference, but technically that's how they're classified.



    Even a "liberal" application to a toilet bowl is probably only a few milliliters, so just one flush from a low-flow 1.6 gpf toilet is more than a 1000x dilution factor. A day's worth of flushes, sink use, showers, etc. probably results in a >100,000x dilution factor, i.e. de minimis. Scrubbing with a pumice stone will also take that stuff off without harming the porcelin and leave the bowl sparkling like new. More work than spraying with WD40, though.
    Your still putting hydrocarbons directly into the water supply, that's a no go in my book...

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    If you know you’re going to post the picture, take your picture horizontally instead of vertically and you won’t get that fucked up orientation when you posted on the tgr.

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    Yeah get a water softener...wd40 in the septic or town sewer is no bueno. Even if it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    Your still putting hydrocarbons directly into the water supply, that's a no go in my book...
    A septic drain field is the water supply?

    Do you ever spray wd40 to protect tools or equipment in the outdoors from rust?
    Spill a little gasoline when you fill-up the lawnmower?
    Wash your car in the driveway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    Yeah get a water softener...wd40 in the septic or town sewer is no bueno. Even if it works.
    Even if most of it is absorbed by the liver?
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    the solution to pollution is dilution...... as my pappy used to say.

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    Still awaiting an answer on those Mr. Clean Erasers.
    Ooof!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danno View Post
    It lubes all the poo.
    I thought it did the opposite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Still awaiting an answer on those Mr. Clean Erasers.
    Itís essentially a very fine sanding block...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Still awaiting an answer on those Mr. Clean Erasers.
    Not environmentally friendly either. Made with melamine foam. You're gonna turn your house into a Superfund site if you keep this shit up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    Not environmentally friendly either. Made with melamine foam. You're gonna turn your house into a Superfund site if you keep this shit up.
    he's trying to get the shit to go down, not up.
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    Sponges work great if used carefully. Too much use or pressure and you'll knock the sheen off your paint leaving an area that shows from certain angles.
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    I didn't want to have to use the erasers so I just WD-40ed the whole interior of my house.

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