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Old 02-26-2015, 09:21 PM
RCBrown RCBrown is offline
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Default Can't find washing soda.

I can't find washing soda in my area so I was wondering if Calgon water softener powder would do the same thing? I also want to make a steel cage to circle the interior of the tank I am making. Would stainless steel work better?
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Old 02-26-2015, 09:57 PM
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Default Re: Can't find washing soda.

You can also use pH Up, which I found at Home Depot with the swimming pool supplies:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Pool-Time...6PTM/100064054
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:15 PM
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Default Re: Can't find washing soda.

Ace Hardware is the place for me!
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: Can't find washing soda.

Thanks, I will keep looking.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:47 PM
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Default Re: Can't find washing soda.

It may be sold for the same purpose as the Arm & Hammer, but the Calgon does not contain sodium carbonate.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:20 AM
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Default Re: Can't find washing soda.

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Ace Hardware is the place for me!
Isn't that their tagline. "Ace is the Place." ?

I've also looked for washing soda, and have never found it.

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Side note: Doug recommends Dawn Power Dissolver for cleaning aluminum. Looked everywhere, really. I was about to buy from Amazon (Using Doug's affiliate link of course!) and spend anywhere between $32 and $71 for a spray bottle full. Found it at Smart & Final for $6+ after looking for a second time. Worked wonders on the old aluminum, hammered finish, Wagner dutch oven my Mother passed onto me. Thanks Doug!
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:41 AM
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Default Re: Can't find washing soda.

I find it in a local Kroger store on the laundry aisle, down by the washer additives, like Borax and softeners. I don't know what stores are in your area or how far you have to go if you live in a rural area. I haven't looked in Wally Mart--I try not to go in there unless absolutely necessary.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:03 AM
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Default Re: Can't find washing soda.

I picked up my washing soda through Amazon, I think it was $15 or less per box- and with Prime, I had it in two days!!!
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:39 AM
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As much as I hate to say it, China-Mart...
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:47 PM
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Default Re: Can't find washing soda.

Thanks for the help, I found some in our local Co-op store.
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