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better living through chemistry

Because. Science.

Sodium Hexametaphosphate - aka Calgon. Water softener that binds magnesium and calcium. Also protein emulsifying and stabilization. Surprise, you eat the stuff all the time. Removes soap and detergent build-up.

Sodium Percarbonate - the “magic” in Oxi-magic. Add water and it makes hydrogen peroxide and soda ash, which dissolves most organic stains.

TSP, the real stuff. Twice as much TSP as the DAP product, and the rest of it is sodium sesquicarbonate, which is a phosphate free TSP replacement. Fantastic grease cutter.

here’s a coupon for LemiShine. Buy the powder in Walmart for $1.99. It’s a hemihydrate of citric acid, which is almost the same thing as plain old citric acid. That white film in your dishwasher? Gone after 2 uses.

These are the things that your detergents used to have in them 50 years ago.

Most of these links are for full strength chemicals. A little goes a long way. Not for use by children. Don’t be stupid. You can safely handle all of these by hand, but be a proper homo sapiens and use a tool, aka a small plastic scoop. They aren’t food, and they sure as hell aren’t cocaine.

A tablespoon of LemiShine will help dishes sparkle, and after a couple uses you’ll notice that the stainless steel door liner is once again brilliant and free of that white crusty stuff. You can do a zillion other things with it too, including clean your cartridge brass and your coffee pot. Removes hard water scale in the bathroom too; 1/4c + 1/2c white vinegar + 12oz water in a 16oz spray bottle.

Half a teaspoon of TSP in the dishwasher will double the cleaning power of your detergent. It works in the laundry too (dissolve it in a jug of hot water, then add the water as the machine fills, then add the laundry).

A handful of sodium percarbonate - 1/4 cup - will give “Oxi power” to any cleaning solution - dishwasher, laundry, mop bucket. The stuff is a bit hard to dissolve, so stir it in to really hot water, then add that).

Sodium hexametaphosphate - aka SHMP - OMFG. Half a cup added to hot water and a jumbo load of whites will turn them brilliantly white. Same goes for tired colored clothes that get that “gray haze” look. A coffee scoop (1/8c) added to the rinse cycle will pull out soap like you can’t believe, and all the dull haze with it. Add it to the wash cycle too.

Ok, enough with the Walter White dates Heloise Homemaker stuff.

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So, why the post about enhancing your detergents and cleaners? Because Great Lord Obama, and his Heavenly Angels of EPA (commie leftists and anti-human greenies to a patchouli sniffing wyman), are about to make things worse for you. Because they can. Because in their minds, you WANT to run right out and drop $5000 on all new household appliances that consume just that much less gas or electricity. It doesn’t matter that they’ll cost you a whole lot more. Or that they’ll work less. Or last a shorter time. No, like the EU and their vacuum cleaners, Obama and his unregulated EPA are about to drop a greasepit full of new home appliance regulations down your throat. For the good of the planet you know. And because It Takes A Village. And for your own good. Whatever. Bend Over, Here It Comes Again. You disgusting peasant.

Obama pushes green standards for everything but the kitchen sink

The Obama administration is working on new efficiency standards for seemingly every appliance but the kitchen sink.

Spurred by President Obama’s climate action plan, the Department of Energy is pumping out new standards for refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, lamps and many more appliances.

The administration says the standards will not only help the planet but also stimulate the economy by saving consumers money on their energy bills that they can spend elsewhere. [riiiight, like paying double for the new appliances and praying they’ll last long enough to save you enough to break even]

But industry groups argue the standards, which will apply to both commercial and household appliances, could slow the economy, and that the Energy Department is rushing the new rules while overestimating the savings. Other critics argue the push to regulate household appliances is evidence of a nanny state.

“They’re not taking the time to get it right,” said Steve Yurek, president and CEO of the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute. “That’s what we’re concerned about,” he said.

As evidence of the rush, critics point to how the Energy Department has already finalized new efficiency standards for seven appliances in 2014, with another three rules expected by the end of the year. That compares to two rules in 2013 and three in 2012.

The department says the rules will save consumers $49 billion by 2030. [and probably cost us how many more billion? This sounds just like all those jobs “created or saved”, remember them, as the employment numbers and the economy shrank to 1983 levels]

A handful of efficiency standards for other appliances also have been proposed, but won’t be completed until after this year.

The rules will affect nearly every household in the country.

“We all have a microwave or a refrigerator or a dishwasher, so these rules do affect basically every American household,” said Sofie Miller, a researcher at The George Washington University’s Regulatory Studies Center.

Business groups say the new rules will be expensive for industry to comply with because it will require them to buy new technologies to develop appliances that emit less energy. That will raise the retail prices of household appliances, they say. 

I hope like heck they mean consume less energy, not emit it. Granted, waste heat, waste photons, waste radio waves, and waste vibrations are all forms of emitted energy. However, it’s impossible to do any work of any kind without giving off heat and vibration. Can’t be done, from the sub atomic level to the galactic one. So better to consume less in the first place IMO.

On the other hand, I’m pretty tired of lazy ass business jerking everyone around. “Oh no, we have to do something new? That will raise the price!” Hey, how about continuous product improvement is a built in feature of your marketplace, so blow that “raise the price” shit right out your ass, fuckwad. General Motors stuck with a 1958 design 2 valve pushrod iron block V8 for more than 40 years, while the rest of the world went to aluminum blocks and 4 valve DOHC. Get up on your surfboard and ride the wave, or drown.

Not to worry too much though. By the time these all-important standards are out, ISIS will have smashed us so many times we’ll all be living in the forest wearing vines and bark.

Funny how the President can’t figure out a damn thing about keeping the world in line, but he and his miniscule minions can crawl up your ass to micromanage every aspect of your life.

Hey you!! - yes you! - is that toothbrush the official approved 45 bristle model? No?? Oh, you little bastard, you’re going DOWN! SWAT team, kick that door in! You are cleared to fire!

Terrorists? What are they? Let me be perfectly clear: as leader of the free world, I don’t have a fucking clue about terrorism, and I can’t be bothered to even listen to my advisors to come up with a plan. Now get out of my way, it’s tee time.

Ha, it looks like Mary Katharine Ham was right all along!.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/02/2014 at 03:24 AM   
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