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Old 12/17/2006, 02:23 AM
MikeBrke MikeBrke is offline
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What type of trash can to store limewater?

Can I use a normal rubbermaid "Brute" trash can or does it have to be food grade? If it isn't food grade, will it leach chemicals into the water?

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Old 12/17/2006, 09:38 AM
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I just used a regular 32 gal. garbage container from Home Depot. Clean and rinse it well b4 usage.
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Old 12/17/2006, 01:25 PM
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I've used the 32 and 44 gallon grey Brute cans for limewater for more than 10 years with no apparent problems.
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Old 12/19/2006, 04:10 AM
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how much kalk do you actually add when filling up the 44 gallon can, if you would be using 2tsp/gal? my math's not that good do you dump in a few cups or more? 44gal=tsp?
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Old 12/19/2006, 08:52 AM
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I use a scoop.

Seriously, i do not try to saturate the water because my tanks needs less than saturated limewater. Mine is usually about half saturated (as indicated by conductivity) and I adjust it through the seasons for evaporation changes.

FWIW, 1 eight ounce cup is about 48 teaspoons.
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Old 12/19/2006, 09:02 AM
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thanks a bunch
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Old 12/19/2006, 03:41 PM
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You're welcome.

Good luck.
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