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Topic: Acid side effects > RE: Hardwater/caustic chemicals down Bric'! (32 lines)
1) From: Aaron
Many commercial cleaners, one comes to mind, Brew Rite;  use Sodium 
Carbonate as their main descaling ingredient.
Sodium Carbonate is also used in laundry detergents to keep the 
chemicals in water (specifically calcium and magnesium which also form 
the scale in your pot) from binding with the detergent and helping get a 
cleaner wash load.  It can be found in the detergent sections, sometimes 
called Sal soda, or washing soda.  It's more commonly known as Soda Ash.
so you can buy the small 'specialty' coffee pot cleaner can for some 
$$$, probably 3 or 4 dollars for a 8 ounce bottle.   probably get it 
cheaper in the generic labelled can in the detergent section.  or just 
goto a chemical supply house and get it real cheap.
Their recommend dosage is 4tbsp per gallon of water.  4Tbsp weighs about 
2 ounces give or take a little.
You can get 5 lbs for $16.54  or 50 lb for 52.50 dollars.http://www.baddley.com/S/NA411.htmSo on the high end that's about 41 cents a cleaning. all the way down to 
about 13 cents a cleaning.
Beats a buck for lemon squeezins.
Aaron


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