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Topic: OT: Cleaning with coffee +RE: gold coffee filters (4 msgs / 66 lines)
1) From: Mike Koenig
Using coffee to clean your A/C unit might not be so silly.
At work one of the instruments, an atomic absorption spectrometer
(I'll spare any technical details, but it involves liquids and fire)
builds up residue inside the burner.  The absolute best way to clean
it to get a nice flame is to run black coffee into it.  The
combination of the acidity and the oils seemed to keep the "gunk" out
of the burner.  I learned this trick from one of the manufacturer's
techs.
This finally gave the cafeteria coffee a purpose.
--mike
On 4/1/07, Aaron  wrote:
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2) From: Rich
And, hot black coffee (Folgers) makes the best wax stripper known to man.
On Wed, 4 Apr 2007 11:20:25 -0400, Mike Koenig wrote:
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3) From: Jim Carter
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I thought a wax stripper was something you'd find in a wax museum in Las 
Vegas.
-- Jim (nutty, but not Pecan)
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4) From: raymanowen
DING!
We had a Perkin-Elmer AA at the CSM Research Institute in a clean room off
the Analytical laboratory. It was my pleasure to clean it up on Monday
mornings and run a cal check with some standards after some amateurs had
panned for gold in Clear Creek that bordered CSMRI. Nice of them to leave
the AA in a mess in the middle of one of our projects- Or worse- they once
blew the damn thing up.
Some mining project sponsors had originally provided the AA and donated it
when their project ended a few months earlier. Subsequent projects could use
it- they just had to support the instrument technician's efforts, yours
truly.
I can't comment on your specific regimen, but I would have avoided
introducing the Kaleidoscope of compounds and minerals into the combustion
chamber. They even let me have dist H2O from their steam/ vacuum still for
the instrument shop- my Bunn Office pot!
Don't get coffee in your A/C refrigerant lines- the A/C will cease.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
AA or A/C


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