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Old 09-24-2005, 04:53 PM
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Default where to get washing soda?

i cannot find anywhere...heard you can use baking soda or lye water?
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Old 09-25-2005, 08:25 AM
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Default Washing soda.

I found it at an older grocery store. And it did take a while. None of the larger stores (Wal-Mart,etc.) had it.
Sounds like you've got something to de-rust?
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Old 09-25-2005, 09:09 AM
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Talking washing soda......

Just get Arm& Hammer backing soda. Saw a bigggg box at Wally World this morning for $1.87.

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Old 09-25-2005, 10:13 AM
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Do a google search for washing soda. From what I've read, baking soda is half the caustic base of washing soda. You can buy the stuff on-line with a search for "washing soda"
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Old 09-25-2005, 10:45 AM
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I just use the most popular locally available powdered washing detergent. Arm and Hammer is not readily available here in Birch Island so I brought a box in and did some tests while I was running my large tank there may have been a difference but I could not see it.

All powdered laundry detergents that i tested contain about the same percentage of the active ingredient and I just adjust the amount of detergent used to get the current flow that I want.
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Old 09-25-2005, 11:58 AM
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You can go to Home Depot ( edit: Wrong! - it was Sutherlands - see post # 8 below.) to the swimming pool chemicals department and buy this big jug of Aqua Chem "pH Add (+)" for under $5. It is 100% sodium carbonate. Tickled me to giggles when I found it a couple of weeks ago because I have never been able to find a source of A&H in my town.



And for you doubters, here is the label:



Yes, I said FOUR pounds. Sounds like a weiner to me.
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Old 09-25-2005, 03:58 PM
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Cutter:
I tried to check that but all we have here is a product called under 32 I think it is an ice intensifier for skating rinks.

That looks like the best yet if it is available. Terry
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Old 09-25-2005, 05:37 PM
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Well crud Terry, I figured out why you didn't find it at Home Depot; I lied. Sorta. I got this stuff at Sutherland's Lumber instead, found the receipt to be sure. However maybe this will help: it is an Aqua Chem product & here is a link to the home page:

http://www.aquachem.com/PoolCFSet.shtm

From it you do a zipcode search of where to buy. From my zip, it lists Lowe's
Home Improvements, K-Mart, Sutherland's and Sam's club.

I betcha you can find a similar product at Home Depot, just read the pool chemical labels. I will try to remember to check this week.

I apologize for the screwup; I'm just in those stores too many times every week & got them crossed up.
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Cav, several of the grocery stores in Albany carry it. What are you using it for?
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Cav, several of the grocery stores in Albany carry it. What are you using it for?
electrolysis rust removal

what stores? have to make a trip, in the laundry isle?
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