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    Quote Originally Posted by AndriaD View Post
    White vinegar is exactly what I recommended, z-man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoiDman View Post
    What's that Old Saying... "Great Minds Think Alike."

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    Nah, mine's a tuxedo... Name:  tuxieavatar.jpg
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    Our formal-wear wearing kitty... except she forgot to take off one white sock...

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    I was responding to various parts of this thread, and this new keyboard has a stupid "power" button almost RIGHT above the damn backspace... I hit it accidentally, it closed the browser, and left me sitting here cussing.... so I went to the bathroom and pulled an empty toilet-paper roll from the trashcan, used a razor knife to cut a slit in it, and have it wrapped around the top edge of the keyboard, so I don't hit that damn power button (or the F12 to open the CSS editor!) anymore!!!! When I finally finish the roll of paper towels that's almost done, I plan to use that instead, to wrap around the entire row of F-keys! ARGHHHH!!!!

    Anyway, yes, acetone will dissolve all sorts of things, starting with rayon (learned this with a Barbie dress when I was still in single digits!!), and running the gamut thru many plastics -- not a good idea at all with plastic tanks. It also takes your breath away, and I dunno, might even be one of those chemicals that folks could get high on, so really not a very good idea for a recovering person, and a really bad idea for cleaning anything made of polymer.

    Vinegar is an excellent cleaner for MANY things -- glass, stainless steel, floors, all kinds of plastics... it doesn't smell very good, that's true, but gets the job done admirably, and won't cause an "industrial accident" (or gasping for breath!)!! (and I really don't know anyone who's ever been tempted to drink it!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndriaD View Post
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    Vinegar is an excellent cleaner for MANY things -- glass, stainless steel, floors, all kinds of plastics... it doesn't smell very good, that's true, but gets the job done admirably, and won't cause an "industrial accident" (or gasping for breath!)!! (and I really don't know anyone who's ever been tempted to drink it!!)

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    Yeah... Vinegar is one of those 1,000 and 1 type Products.

    Got a Slow Drain but Don't Like pouring Chemicals in it? Or are you about to Break Out the BBQ and you Find you can Barely see thru the Grille? It also will Remove Rust without Etching by just Soaking Parts in it overnight.

    And it is a Fraction of the Cost of a Cabinet full of "Specialty" Cleaners or Fixes in a Bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoiDman View Post
    BTW - Love your Avatar. Is that your Cat by any Chance?
    You may have noticed, I change my avatar a lot -- I change it to suit my mood. I did have that snarling cross-eyed kitten, because I was feeling so frustrated. Now that I've found this "Virginia" flavor, I feel like those dogs that tilt their head when they hear something new and interesting... but, I seem to be changing from a "dog person" to a "cat person"... that little guy with the tilted head PERFECTLY expresses my surprise and delight to find this e-juice that's so similar to the taste of my VA slims!


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    thanks everyone for the congrats on being sober (it took hitting rock bottom but it was worth it, i do feel so much better). 12 yrs of being drunk 5 days a week is no way to live and man time really goes slower now, in a good way. feels so good to be smoke free too.

    and congrats to those who posted in this thread that they are sober too.

    also thanks for all the responses. looks like i will try vinegar, especially since we some in the kitchen already.
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    I know all about that damn bottom... when it's so bad, not only do you not want it to be any worse, you never want it to be THIS bad ever again!! And yep it can be a real challenge at first, even the first few years, but it does get better, and easier, and pretty soon it's "default" -- it would take me a great deal more effort to get drunk, now, than just stay sober and glad to be that way. But, those damn Sunday beer commercials always have made me get up and go out for a smoke.... guess now I'll get up and go put my eRoll on the charger for a while..

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    I started using fizzing denture cleaner. Works great. They are formulated to be anti bacterial as well.

    Vinegar is fine too. Try both, see which you like.
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    I recall reading that some peeps soak cartomizers in Coca-Cola to help clean the coils. Some kind of acid in Coke, phosphoric I think, supposedly helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikkel View Post
    I recall reading that some peeps soak cartomizers in Coca-Cola to help clean the coils. Some kind of acid in Coke, phosphoric I think, supposedly helps.
    Not Coke. Diet Coke.

    Regular Soda are Chocked Full of High Fructos Corn Syrup. Which is hard to get out of Wicks.
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