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Re: mineral residue removal
At 11:53 AM 12/7/00 -0800, you wrote:
>Last time I did a crusty tank I used HCL (Muratic acid) from the hardware
>store. I let it sit for about 3 hours. Still needed the razor blade to
>clean it up. Seems like a couple of gallons of water and a cup or a bit
>more of the HCL. Warm water makes things go faster.
>Now,,, It splatters, gets hot, is bad for you, your skin, eyes, lawn
>yakyakyak. So,,, whatever safety things you do, use (at least) eye protection.
In addition to Grif's cautions, remember whenever you are diluting a strong
acid, add the acid to the water!!!
Not the other way around!
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