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    Have always wanted to add something in here but never have. ...

    Keep forgetting to buy *Draino* for my bathroom sinks, so looked up something online just for laughs ... and the blinking thing WORKS!!!

    Recipe:

    - 1/4 cup baking soda
    - 1/2 cup white vinegar

    Directions:

    - pour baking soda into drain
    - follow with vinegar
    - wait approx. 10 mins.
    - then pour boiling water down the drain ( I used half a kettle full)

    Just try it!

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    I've tried that. Yes it does work. I also pack the garbage disposal with ice cubes and turn it on. Cleans the disposal real good.
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    I'm going to be trying it this evening. I'll report back.
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    Does it work on store bought drains?
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    I think I remember hearing about and using that trick years ago. Haven't had a lot of clogged drains to deal with for a while, so I kind of forgot about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    I've tried that. Yes it does work. I also pack the garbage disposal with ice cubes and turn it on. Cleans the disposal real good.
    Does it remove/prevent the rotten smell that often happens?
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    Love to see men in here. ...

    Zeus ... yes, I do that every now and then. Put ice cubes in disposal to clean it out. It does a fine job.

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    Does it remove/prevent the rotten smell that often happens?
    To keep the darn thing smelling nice and fresh, slice up a whole lemon, and put it in once a week or so. Let the water run for awhile, til all the bits are gone, and then smell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABC in Georgia View Post
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    Well, those of us who are married are half-women (the better half, of course), so...

    To keep the darn thing smelling nice and fresh, slice up a whole lemon, and put it in once a week or so. Let the water run for awhile, til all the bits are gone, and then smell it.

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    Lemons are organic, though. That doesn't make sense to me. Besides, seems like a waste of a perfectly good lemon.

    Back when I worked in a group home with a disposal, I used bleach to kill the rotten odor in the disposal. (And I think I was the only one who ever did that.) I don't know if that was good for the disposal (I was there for several years and nothing bad ever came of it), but it sure was good for our noses.
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    Speaking of ice and lemon, for your glass coffee maker pot, fill it half way with ice and a bit of lemon juice .. about a half cup of water and swish it around. Cleans it up nice.
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