Pepsi and Coke as toilet cleaners
Depree, Jonathan A
depreej at lincoln.ac.nz
Wed Nov 13 12:57:15 EST 1996
In article <55v1o1$rf3 at oravannahka.Helsinki.FI> westerli at cc.Helsinki.FI (Thomas O Westerling) writes:
>From: westerli at cc.Helsinki.FI (Thomas O Westerling)
>Subject: Re: Pepsi and Coke as toilet cleaners
>Date: 8 Nov 1996 10:24:01 GMT
>Cynthia Donahey (cdonahey at freenet.columbus.oh.us) wrote:
>: I read an article in the frugal living bulletin board about using the
>: colas as toilet cleaners. They're supposed to dissolve hardened material,
>: etc. I suppose they're biodegradable. How do they work - anyone?
Coke is surprisingly acid I recently measured the pH at 2.2 (presumably from a
combination of carbonic and phosphoric acids).
But if you want something to remove carbonate scale, I suggest you check out
no-frills white vinegar. It has about the same pH but no sugar. I'm not sure
how it compares price-wise.
It's also good for removing scale from steam irons.
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