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Cleaning your plughole

A teaspoon of Baking soda poured down your plug and wash it down with 250 ml of white vinegar. the plug will fizz and bubble. Leave for about 10/20 minutes and wash down running water. This will leave your plugs free from most debris and the likelihood of a clogg or blockage is greatly reduced.
Smells better too.

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removing stain from fiberglass shower base

Even caked-on iron and rust stains can be removed with a little effort. Apply your chosen cleaners to fiberglass tubs using a soft sponge, a nylon, polyester or polyethylene brush with soft bristles, or a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive cleansers, steel wool, abrasive scrubbers or scrapers on the fiberglass tub or shower surround, as these can scratch the fiberglass--in a gallon bucket: 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, 1/2 cup warm water, 1 2/3 cups of baking soda and 1/2 cup of a liquid degreasing dish detergent. Apply the solution directly to the stain and let it sit for an hour before rinsing and wiping clean.
A vinegar-and-baking soda paste applied to stained areas creates a chemical reaction that can remove the stain through the fizzing action generated by mixing backing soda with vinegar. Apply the vinegar and baking soda paste directly to the stained area and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing and removal.

Nov 05, 2017 | Home

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I am out of cream of tartar what do I use in it place?

For beating egg whites - use an equal amount of white vinegar or lemon juice, or omit the cream of tartar entirely

As a leavening agent - replace the baking soda and the cream of tartar in the recipe with baking powder. One teaspoon of baking powder replaces 1/3 tsp of baking soda and 2/3 tsp cream of tartar

Feb 20, 2015 | Ice Cream Makers

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we are getting a strong odor from our two compartment dishwasher, would welcome any suggestions

Get rid of any odor that may be coming from the plumbing pipes your dishwasher shares with the sink. Pour a half a cup of baking soda down each sink drain. Pour cups of vinegar down each drain until all the baking soda is washed away. After 5 minutes, run very, very hot water down each of the drains.

Clean out your garbage disposal. Slice a lemon and put the slices down your disposal drain. Run your disposal with the cold water running. You can use just the lemon or an orange rind if you don't have a whole lemon.

Pour two cups of vinegar into the dishwasher and let it sit for an hour and then let the dishwasher run through a cycle with the hottest water possible. Repeat the process if that does not help. You can use baking soda instead of vinegar - just sprinkle it in the bottom of the dishwasher.

Between washes, pour ΒΌ cup lemon juice into the dishwasher cup, and run a short but complete wash cycle. Is will not only deodorize the dishwasher, but will also help get rid of any metal build-up

Nov 03, 2010 | Fisher and Paykel Dishwashers

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Blocked kitchen drain

If you have a wet dry vac, remove all the water in the sink. Then take 1 full cup of baking soda and 2 cups of white vinegar. Pour the baking soda into the drain, then pour the vinegar on top. Let it sit for about 20 minutes, then flush with scolding hot water. If that doesnt work then do it again and let it sit for longer. Baking soda and vinegar make a acid that will eat through most anything that goes down drains.

May 31, 2010 | Plumbing

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