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Old 04.10.2011, 13:27
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Sorry, Chemmie, this is a way more boring thread that you might have thought...

My iron is now spitting enough calcarium to build a Greek temple. I should probably start selling it as Calcium supplements producing machine...

I was checking the local Migros and Coop but they only seem to have stuff to decalc coffee machines, and I am not totally sure I should play the child scientist and try it out.

Does anyone know a product I could use on the iron, before the Spartans start invading my home to claim their lost temple?

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Old 04.10.2011, 13:31
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look for 'cleaning-essig' , cleaning vinegar
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Ähem... Unless that is a very special product which borrows the name from the oder result of fermented grapes, won't that leave my clothes stinking?
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To remove mineral build up (calk) just use normal table (cheap) vinegar and rinse well afterwards.
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To remove mineral build up (calk) just use normal table (cheap) vinegar and rinse well afterwards.
Guys, the calc is inside the iron... I can't just dive it in water to rinse <.< And vinegar residues, even if only a small amount, will make the steam stink and, consequently, my clothes...

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Hoi Weejeem! I saw similar one but had no instructions for the iron, only especifically for coffee machines. I'll take a look for that brand (it has a picture of a boiler too, so maybe it's more multifuction ^^). Thank you!
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Old 04.10.2011, 13:45
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Ähem... Unless that is a very special product which borrows the name from the oder result of fermented grapes, won't that leave my clothes stinking?
You might want to rinse your (Fe) a couple of times with H2O it after using the CH3COOH* to clean it.

Do you use de-mineralized water? It keeps the greeks from coming and building a temple.

*Look under "Haushaltsessig/ Essigessenz" in the supermarket
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Guys, the calc is inside the iron... I can't just dive it in water to rinse <.< And vinegar residues, even if only a small amount, will make the steam stink and, consequently, my clothes...
I don't think anyone's saying "immerse the iron..."

E.g. dilute the Potz Calc as instructed on the bottle, pour into iron, shake about a bit, drain, repeat, drain, repeat, ...until declaced, then fill and rinse a couple of times.

Ditto with the vinegar...
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Re: (Ca) on my (Fe)

Thanks for the tips everyone!

I shall procceed to the nearest coop/migros to find the correct item in the correct section and battle with said (Fe).

Hopefully I'll manage to finish it before someone builds the Acropole in my living room without proper permit from the Gemeinde!

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Re: (Ca) on my (Fe)

Just use the coffee machine descaler, they will all have the same active ingredients, if you can use it in a drinks machine it will not harm an iron.
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Old 04.10.2011, 15:33
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Ähem... Unless that is a very special product which borrows the name from the oder result of fermented grapes, won't that leave my clothes stinking?
In the migros it's from apples ('apfelessig'). I use a nice smelling 'wiechspuhlmittel' (to make clothes soft) to get rid of the vinegar smell.
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Old 04.10.2011, 16:02
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There's a plastic water filter with little metal filings, specially for Irons. You'll never have to bother about limescale again. I know bigger Migros stock them.
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Guys, the calc is inside the iron... I can't just dive it in water to rinse <.< And vinegar residues, even if only a small amount, will make the steam stink and, consequently, my clothes...
No. The vinegar smell goes away. Well, just don't iron your clothes right after you use the vinegar. And, well, rinse the iron a few times.
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Did you fight off the greeks or already posting from the citadel?
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I made my stand on the Marathon beach by buying me a big flask of Drugol. Unfortunately, the hoplites attacked my flanks and prevented me from succeeding in my first attempt of invasion of the sunny (Fe) temples (aka work sh!t).

Will be preparing my Thermopylae run this Saturday. Bringing trolls and couple of Immortals with me to attack also the coffee machine while I’m at it.
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Against all odds, after a maritime battle on the shores of Zürichoberland, the temples have been melted away and the Spartans kicked out of my house.

The difficult battle for the coffee machine left scars on the kitchen counter (it was freaking marble) but the resulting gorgeous juice of the Portuguese beans was worth it.

And since I was having such a jolly good fun, I decided to play the chemist for a little while longer and used pure Durgol on the calcareous markings under the taps in the remote regions of the kingdom of the WC. That shit is amazing - it just foamed the stuff away.

Switzerland, you brought forth the cuckoo clock abomination, but you compensated on the Durgol. That sh!t is amazing.




Once again, thanks for the help! My (Fe) is now Potassium-Oxide^-1!
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Against all odds, after a maritime battle on the shores of Zürichoberland, the temples have been melted away and the Spartans kicked out of my house.

The difficult battle for the coffee machine left scars on the kitchen counter (it was freaking marble) but the resulting gorgeous juice of the Portuguese beans was worth it.

And since I was having such a jolly good fun, I decided to play the chemist for a little while longer and used pure Durgol on the calcareous markings under the taps in the remote regions of the kingdom of the WC. That shit is amazing - it just foamed the stuff away.

Switzerland, you brought forth the cuckoo clock abomination, but you compensated on the Durgol. That sh!t is amazing.




Once again, thanks for the help! My (Fe) is now Potassium-Oxide^-1!
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Yes... Sometimes I do look like something out of a house-wife of the 60's horror story...

(I actually love that movie )
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And since I was having such a jolly good fun, I decided to play the chemist for a little while longer and used pure Durgol on the calcareous markings under the taps in the remote regions of the kingdom of the WC. That shit is amazing - it just foamed the stuff away.
Word of warning, don't use this stuff on an enamel bath.... it'll 'eat' the surface and leave it pitted and dull looking.
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Word of warning, don't use this stuff on an enamel bath.... it'll 'eat' the surface and leave it pitted and dull looking.
No worries. I have a pretty common 40 year old ceramics for the bathroom, no enamel. Those things will withstand a nuclear blast (unfortunately, otherwise I'd have a better looking younger bathroom )
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